Closed petition Make it Law to Label Non-Religiously Slaughtered Meat Products.

The law states that Halal and Kosher meat must only be intended for Jews and Muslims. To make matters worse, the government does not force religiously slaughtered meat companies to so label this meat when it enters the general supply chain, due to higher costs.

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They are trying to keep the costs down, however, that means that around 90% + of the UK population are subsidising meat that is not intended for them and which some people are forbidden to eat for religious reasons.

The answer, is to turn it on its head. I call upon the government to enact a law that means all non-religiously slaughtered meat must be labelled as such. A stamp saying NRS (Not Religiously Slaughtered) would work. This would give people a choice, one not currently available.

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Closing soon - Government survey on food labelling and animal welfare

The Government is asking for people's views on how different forms of labelling might improve standards of animal welfare. It wants to hear about how changes to labelling might impact farmers, businesses and consumers.

Read a summary of the proposals, and share your views:
https://consult.defra.gov.uk/animal-welfare-market-interventions-and-labelling/labelling-for-animal-welfare/

The survey closes on 6 December.

Who is running the consultation?

The consultation is being run by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), which is responsible for improving and protecting the environment. The Department also supports the food, farming and fishing industries.

Find out more about DEFRA:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs