But a spokesman said: "Whilst we would prefer to see all animals stunned
before they are slaughtered, we respect the rights of religious communities to eat meat prepared in accordance with their beliefs."
By law, all animals should be stunned
before slaughter, but UK and European Union rules give exemptions on religious grounds.
"We also believe clear labelling on meat products to indicate if the animal was stunned
or not stunned
would give consumers the opportunity to make a clear and informed choice about the meat they buy."
ALMOST 1,000 people have signed a petition calling on Kirklees Council to stop serving schoolchildren halal meat from animals which were not stunned
Campaigners have raised concerns that lambs might not be stunned
before they are killed for export to Saudi Arabia in order to comply with the Gulf kingdom's halal requirements.
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the Texas Eighth Court of Appeals in El Paso, too.
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These episodes of ischemia tend to be cumulative and result in a "stunned
" myocardium that does not contract normally.
UK Food Standards Agency figures from 2011 suggest 84 per cent of cattle, 81 per cent of sheep and 88 per cent of chickens slaughtered for halal meat were stunned
before they died.
A BIG debate has taken place in Britain this week over halal and kosher meat being sold by restaurants and supermarkets without labelling - and the fact that at a number of UK abattoirs some animals slaughtered under these systems are not being stunned
In Australia, cattle are stunned
prior to slaughter using a penetrative captive bolt, non-penetrative (percussive) captive bolt, or electrical methods, and, according to Gregory and Shaw (2000), when stunning is done correctly, the animal feels no pain and becomes instantly unconscious.
Summary: Horse racing pundit Derek Thompson says he was stunned
when he heard that 11 horses at the Godolphin stables in Newmarket were doped.
Each year, an estimated 50 to 200 Kemp's ridley sea turtles, which are green and have a triangle-shaped head, may get cold stunned
in Massachusetts starting in late October to December.
And Brian Reid's Ayr stunned
St Mirren 1-0 in Paisley thanks to Chris Smith's header nine minutes from time.