NZ: Ex-slaughterman’s action threatens meat industry
Blackmail: Halal Butcher Ahmed doesn’t want animals stunned before cutting their throats, because that’s not “proper” halal. Only if Muslims do it “correctly”, the cruel practice is acceptable. If its not done ‘correctly’ that means NZ could lose a great deal of its meat exports. Animal cruelty and hygiene doesn’t come into play…. In Europe, the industry has a long history of scandals….
At that time I was asking how much will NZ bend over to please the Mohammedans?
- A Muslim slaughterman’s attempts to discredit the New Zealand meat industry have drawn the attention of the country’s spy service.
Then came this from the Tundra Tabloids:
“You won’t get our business if you don’t submit to Islam”
Indonesia’s highest authority on Islamic affairs, the Council of Ulema (MUI), has signalled a hard line on imports from New Zealand and other Western nations.
It plans to insist that all imported food labelled as halal is sold only if it has the council’s own halal certification.
Which means: import Muslims and let them control it. Let them settle in what they perceive to be behind enemy lines, Â build mosques and madrassas for them and establish Islam….
Islam has religious rules for halal food, including specific requirements for how animals should be slaughtered.
A nice little scam:
MUI’s Food, Drugs and Cosmetic Assessment Institute is the sole issuer of halal certificates for such goods.
Ma’ruf Amin, one of the chairmen of the council, said many products imported from New Zealand – and other Western countries such as the United States and Australia – carried halal labels but the MUI did not always trust their certification standards.
Mr Ma’ruf told the Jakarta Globe the move was intended “to make sure that all products labelled halal are truly halal”.
The announcement is in line with signals Indonesia gave last year that it would no longer recognise the two existing certification authorities in New Zealand, Islamic Meat Management and the Federation of Islamic Associations.
Trade Minister Tim Groser said at the time that the Indonesian plan to ban $100 million of New Zealand beef imports – and potentially $450 million worth of dairy exports – from 2010 required a long-term solution.
Since then, John Key’s Government has announced that the Food Safety Authority will provide oversight for organisations which certify halal meat to “standardise” halal certification.
The oversight may yet be extended to dairy products.
Mid-East princess in plea to Rudd on halal slaughter
Apologies for posting this late, the article is from 02 Nov, 2009 but it seems that not everyone is keen on this halal racket:
THE King of Jordan’s sister has appealed to the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, to stop the ritual slaughter of conscious animals for halal meat in Australia, saying it was not necessary under Islamic principles.
Princess Alia bint al-Hussein of Jordan, who is the sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan, said she had written to Mr Rudd saying that any lowering of animal welfare standards in Australia for religious reasons would be a blow to the country’s reputation and undermine progress in the Middle East.
“Contrary to some claims, killing without stunning is not necessary under Islamic principles,” she said.
The Australian standard on ritual slaughter for halal and kosher meat states that animals must first be rendered unconscious by electrical stunning before their throats are cut.
But under a disputed federal guideline, the Government has allowed at least four Victorian abattoirs exemptions to kill without stunning to fulfil Middle Eastern export contracts over the past two years.
“Reducing [Australia’s] standards to permit animals to be slaughtered while fully conscious may meet the personal preferences of a minority but it is not an example that will inspire positive change, nor encourage the acceptance of pre-slaughter stunning in the Middle East,” she said.
The Primary Industries Ministerial Council of federal and state agriculture ministers will meet in Perth on Friday to discuss the issue, but opponents of killing without stunning are concerned exemptions will be allowed to continue or the standard will be changed.
The previous government ordered a review of ritual slaughter in 2007, but the present Minister for Agriculture, Tony Burke, has not released the review report and is yet to decide on the issue.
Princess Alia said she believed Mr Rudd had a genuine interest in animal welfare and had assisted Jordan with upgrading equipment previously provided by Australia that she considered inhumane at the main abattoir in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
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In other news:
Christmas terror suspect pleads not guilty: aÂ Muslimah is concerned about what his case could mean: It’s the “whole ideology out there that’s radical and misuses a beautiful religion,” she said. “That’s what needs to be dealt with and deterred. … He’s just a small part of it.”