Denmark's ritual slaughter ban says more about human hypocrisy than animal welfare | Andrew Brown

Our Daily Bread is a 2005 documentary by Germans Wolfgang Widerhofen and Nikolaus Geyrhalter exploring the practical realities of modern food industry.

BBC News - Halal meat consumers urged to consider animal welfare

Halal Food Authority to abandon mechanical slaughtering from March 2014

I think this is a good move, as the mechanical methods sounds preposterous, unworthy, disrespectful and desacralising the more I hear about it. Need to eat less of this stuff in any case.

Im not sure what impact this will have on the HFA, which is seen within the Muslim community as rather lax in contrast to the Halal Monitoring Committee. HFA can come across as a bit dubious as its head’s son just ran a pretty awful, not to mention, neoliberalistani, Halal Food Expo.

HFA CEASES TO ACCEPT MECHANICAL SLAUGHTERING OF HALAL POULTRY 

As a result of various consultations and procedural review by the Board of HFA Scholars and Trustees, Halal Food Authority (HFA) has decided to amend its certification policy and consequently, mechanical slaughtering of poultry would no longer be covered by the HFA Halal Standard. 

Poultry slaughterhouses that employ a mechanical fixed blade (mechanised killing) to slaughter birds would no longer be accredited by the HFA for halal status with effect from 3rd March 2014. 

Chicken Shops and the bellies of East London

Regeneration, meets Behaviour Change, meets East London’s Political Chickenomy and Obesity in this data oozing project from WeAreWhatWeDo called Chicken-Shop.

" The bigger the chicken, the more meat, thats what the customers want. chill "

[emel] What’s Halal about Food?
The halal food industry is worth billions, yet it is poor in quality. Sarah Joseph asserts that food in the Muslim lifestyle must be wholesome, not just lawful.

[emel] What’s Halal about Food?


The halal food industry is worth billions, yet it is poor in quality. Sarah Joseph asserts that food in the Muslim lifestyle must be wholesome, not just lawful.
An essay from CILE (Tariq Ramadan’s ummahtic interdisciplinary institute) on Contemporary Animal Farming in Light of Islamic Principles by Isabel Schatzschneider

An essay from CILE (Tariq Ramadan’s ummahtic interdisciplinary institute) on Contemporary Animal Farming in Light of Islamic Principles by Isabel Schatzschneider

Chicken Cottage Awards 2012: Truly our Lord hath created humour 

[Article] Takeaway Lives

by Yahya Birt

[The article reposted here from 2008 takes a look at the human conditions that underly the chicken shop proliferation, after all this is not a boycott campaign but one for justice between humans and chickens]
Pizza King

According to officialdom, 37% of working Muslim men are employed in distribution, hotel and the restaurant trades (and one in ten work as taxi drivers) — much more than any other group. What are the implications of such bare statistics, which are hardly ever the matter of sustained reflection among British Muslims? The key issues here are anti-social hours, stressful conditions, poor pay and overly-competitive and saturated markets (and saturated fats).

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