So, where is the warning on the package about the real possible side effects?
[Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following: Severe stomach pain from eating barbarically-slaughtered, unsanitary halal meat, develop the desire to lift your ass to Allah five times a day in public, beat your wife, genitally mutilate your 3-year-old daughter, kill your Jewish neighbor, burn down a church, behead anyone who draws a cartoon of the paedophile prophet Mohammed, hijack a plane, rape your infidel neighbor’s 10 year old daughter, etc.]
A dumpster at the halal market was brimming with scores of rotting lamb carcasses, plainly visible to motorists along Gratiot Avenue in what is a clear violation of state law and a risk to public health.
Motor City (h/t Rob E) The Bodies of Dead Animals Act of 1982 requires carcasses to be burned, buried or passed off to a licensed processor within 24 hours of being slaughtered.
Witnesses said the dumpster has been full of lamb carcasses for several weeks – or longer – but it’s unclear how often they are being picked up. Images from Google Maps appear to show the dumpster full of animal carcasses.
Whatever the case, the stench could induce gags from Gratiot.
It wasn’t immediately clear who is responsible. Parked outside the dumpster was a van for Berry and Sons Islamic Slaughter House, which butchers lamb, beef and goat for Muslims in a building behind the lot at 2496 Orleans St. The business didn’t return calls for comment.
Be sure to patronize the products of Fleurieu Milk & Yoghurt Company, a south Australian company which has agreed with a social media campaign and scrapped its halal certification, costing it a contract with EMIRATES, the Middle East’s biggest airline. Vili’s Meat Pies, however, refuses to give up its halal certification.
Adelaide Now Fleurieu Milk Company, and other South Australian food and drink manufacturers such as Vili’s and Coopers, have been targeted by Facebook pages like Halal Choices and Boycott Halal in Australia for their decision to pursue the certification. Halal is a term used by Muslims meaning the food has been prepared or slaughtered according to Islamic law, in a very barbaric manner which causes the animal undue pain and suffering while it slowly bleeds out and dies.
Fleurieu Milk Company sales and marketing manager Nick Hutchinson said the decision to drop the halal certification would mean the Myponga-based dairy would lose a yoghurt supply deal with Emirates worth more than $50,000 a year.
Mr Hutchinson said the decision was regrettable, but that the company had decided the possible damage to its brand outweighed the benefits of being halal certified. “We saw the barrage of comments on these sites and the calls to boycott our products and decided it wasn’t worth it.”
“It is important for people to realise that being a business owner in Australia can be challenging. In order to remain financially viable companies are forced to look to expand into new markets. Fleurieu Milk had the opportunity to supply Emirates airlines given they became halal approved. We decided the annual fee was worth it and proceeded.”
The anti-halal sites make a number of claims about the certification, including that it is essentially a religious tax that forces up the price of food, that it is cruel to slaughtered animals and that money could be used to fund Islamist terrorists overseas. The sites encourage consumers to boycott any products displaying the halal accreditation symbol.
Mr Hutchinson said he believed the anti-halal sites were wrong in targeting Australian food producers. “Other company’s make tens of millions of dollars through being halal certified and cannot walk away like we have,” Mr Hutchinson said. “These business owners are true-blue Aussies bringing a lot of international dollars back into the local economy and would prefer not to pay the certification fee as well.
“The question must be asked: what is worse – paying the certification fee or making hundreds of employees around SA redundant? “People will argue for both sides, but what we want people to ask themselves is ‘are you directing your anger in the right direction?’ Do these business owners, in our case the local farmers, deserve this or should you be petitioning above them to stop the fee having to be paid?”
Gourmet meat pies and pastry manufacturer Vili’s confirmed the company had also been the target of the anti-halal group, but said it had no plans to bend to pressure from “hate mail and ignorant comments”. A spokesman for Vili’s said the company had been halal certified since 1997, and that it had helped the company grow both in Australia and overseas.
“From a purely economic viewpoint, halal certification brings a lot of money into Australia,” the spokesman said. “Vili’s also tries to be an inclusive company. We have no plans to change anything.” The spokesman said while he would never tell the Fleurieu Milk Company how to run its business, he hoped that the company “isn’t being influenced unnecessarily”.
“When you look at these sites you get the impression that a lot of the comments are written in the same voice and probably come from the same source,” he said. “A lot of it is very similar, suggesting that these sites might not be as strong as they say they are.”
OTHER NON-HALAL AUSTRALIAN FOOD COMPANIES
The latest lefty ‘RACIST FRIENDLY’ stickers (even though Islam is not a race) apparently now are being put on meat that is NOT Halal. If we are against it, they support it. However, they chose the wrong package to stick this label on, because ALL lamb slaughtered in New Zealand is halal. But you get the idea.
Casuals United (h/t LindaR) You would think your typical lefty would be against halal meat, seeing as for years they threw themselves in front of cattle trucks and sent shit parcels and dirty needles to animal testing labs defending animal rights, but no, todays lefty will never argue with their beloved Muslim throat slitters, so they defend their right to horrifically murder animals. After all its “diverse.”
So says a Canadian jihadi fighting in Syria.
Turkish Muslim man who murdered his wife AND his subsequent lover appears on TV Dating Show looking for a new partner. Sefer Calinak, 62, told Flash TV’s ‘Luck of the Draw’ he had served prison sentences for each of the murders and had been released under an amnesty program.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Liz) He told the show’s host ‘I’m an honest person looking for a new wife’ before adding he killed his first wife because he was ‘irritated’ by her behaviour and murdered a subsequent partner because he thought she was after his money. Çalınak was twice released from prison under a government amnesty – without completing his sentences it has been reported.
His first wife was a cousin named Fadime, who he married when they were both 17. He then married another woman, and they had two children, but they separated. He then embarked on an affair with another woman who said she would leave her husband for him – but he said she did not, so he killed her, too.
Apparently they do, as retailers are facing a backlash after saying they don’t find it necessary to label halal meat as ‘halal.’ And ‘dhimmi’ David Cameron agrees with the retailers.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Terry D) Supermarkets were facing a backlash last night after claiming it was ‘unnecessary’ to spell out on labels whether meat comes from animals killed by religious slaughter. Religious groups from all faiths, vets and animal welfare groups joined calls for new labels to identify halal or kosher meat.
FYI: Kosher is NOT the same as Halal because Kosher butchers cut the spinal cord so the animals feel no pain, but halal slaughter does not cut it, leaving the animals bleeding to death for several minutes in excruciating pain.
But retailers claimed that shoppers do not care – and even argued that there is not enough room on packs for new labels.
Tory MPs have tabled an amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill, which is to be debated next week, that would require a move to clearer labels. However, the idea is opposed by most retailers and David Cameron believes there is no need to change the law.
Demands for improved labels follow widespread outrage over the disclosure in yesterday’s Daily Mail that millions of people are being sold halal and kosher meat without being told. All the major supermarkets are selling New Zealand lamb killed according to halal ritual without providing labels.
Separately, many restaurants such as Pizza Express, KFC and Subway are selling halal meat – mainly chicken – without printing the information on menus.
The Conservative MP Philip Davies, who is leading calls for a new labelling law, said: ‘There is overwhelming public support for this change. People should be able to make an informed choice about what they are buying.’
Mr Davies has the support of a large number of Tory MPs, while the Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg, said consumers should be given more information.
However, Mr ‘dhimmi’ Cameron last night ruled out the need for a new national labelling system, insisting that it was up to the food industry to act if consumers demanded more transparency.
‘I would hope it will be dealt with by restaurants and businesses,’ he told ITV West Country. ‘We should start from the approach that the greater the transparency the better and I think we can achieve this without necessarily having a full-on national labelling scheme.’
The British Retail Consortium (BRC), which speaks for most supermarkets, responded to the criticism by saying a change to labels as unnecessary.
Andrew Opie, food director at the BRC, said: ‘We have not seen evidence that this is what people want to see. Labels are very tight in terms of the space and what we can put on them. This has to be driven by evidence to show that people want to see it alongside the things that are already on it like durability, country of origin and price.’
By contrast, Morrisons, Waitrose and the Co-op broke ranks to say it is time for the Government to take a lead to develop clear and consistent guidance for the food industry.
The desire for improved labels is supported by groups from all religious faiths.
A joint statement by the Muslim Council of Britain and Shechita UK, which oversees kosher slaughter, said: ‘Comprehensive labelling should be supported by faith communities and animal welfare groups alike.’
Sandra Hill, from Mickleover, wrote to the Derby Telegraph after going into a local Tesco and finding halal meat being advertised in big letters. Halal is essentially meat that Muslims are allowed to eat according to Islamic law and must be prepared in certain way: It involves a cut to the neck of the unstunnned animal but not the spinal cord which means he dies in agonizing pain while he bleeds out, a process that can take several minutes.
(She should be happy they are advertising it. A lot of stores sell halal meat without labeling it ‘halal’)
Derby Telegraph Some (Not ‘some,’ MOST civilized people) consider the process controversial as it can involve slaughtering animals that have not been stunned to prevent them from experiencing pain or suffering. (See video below)
Sandra Hill, from Mickleover, wrote to the Derby Telegraph after going into a local store and finding Halal meat being advertised in “big letters”.
Halal is essentially meat that Muslims are allowed to eat according to Islamic law. It must be prepared in certain way – involving a cut to the jugular vein and the animals must be healthy at the time of slaughter.
Ms Hill said she came out feeling “absolutely furious” after seeing the large advertisement. She said: “As I passed one aisle, there was a large sign over it, in big letters saying Halal meat.
“Do not think for one minute that I am racist or anti-religious – I am most definitely not – but I am anti-cruelty to animals, and, from my understanding, so are a large number of people. “I am appalled that a large supermarket chain sees fit to promote a product which ensures that animals are not killed in a way that the average person approves of.
“I spoke to the manager and voiced my annoyance. I asked her if she would put up a sign over another aisle saying ‘non Halal meat’, and she said ‘No, it was company policy to do what the store was doing’.
“I am a non-meat eater, but I did not see a sign anywhere promoting vegetarian food in big letters, so Tesco is happy to promote cruel animal practices, but not healthy lifestyle choices. I for one will not be shopping in Tesco again.”
In response, a Tesco spokesman said: “We sell a range of Halal meat in areas where there is a demand for them. All Halal products we sell are clearly marked as such, to enable customers to make informed decisions about their purchases.”
Meanwhile, the RSPCA said it was opposed to the slaughter of any animal that has not been rendered insensitive to pain and distress. However, it welcomed Tesco’s decision to clearly label Halal meat.