Pressure your MP on labelling

If you are writing to your MP you can copy and paste the template letter into this handy website https://www.writetothem.com/. It is really easy to use and your message will go straight to your local MP.

 

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Dear …

I am a constituent writing as I am concerned about the lack of labelling consumers have access to when they buy their meat. {As a consumer who eats meat}{As a person concerned about the welfare of animals} I expect to be aware of whether the animal has needlessly suffered in its both life and death.

Given the relatively recent saga of horsemeat entering our supermarkets unlabelled and the even more recent survey in the EU indicating 72% of people would like to be informed on the method of slaughter, now more than ever, consumers are concerned about their food, and the methods used to get it from farm to fork.

The appropriate action for labelling is as followed:

  • Stunned or Non-stunned are appropriate non-offensive labels for meat that provide enough information for the consumer to make their choice.
  • Charts in supermarkets that explain the stickers on our meat such as “Red Tractor” and “Soil Association”.
  • Products that do not meet the lowest available standard of sticker should be clearly labelled as “unapproved by independent food bodies for animal welfare”.
  • Clear labelling of imported meat. People should be able to back British meat.

I hope that given the overwhelming public support and the concern of your constituents you will come out and support the much-needed reform in your capacity as an MP. Please sign Slaughterhouse Reform’s petition on labelling reform on Change.org and support the proposed reforms.

Yours Sincerely,