Pressure your MP on Non-Stun Slaughter

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 local constituent who is concerned about non-stun slaughter of livestock. {As a consumer who eats meat}{As a person concerned about the welfare of animals} I expect the welfare for this nation’s livestock to be of paramount importance. The UK claims to have a healthy respect for animal welfare so the acceptance and prevalence of non-stun slaughter is paradoxical.

There is overwhelming support in this country for an outright ban on inhumane slaughter; a recent petition garnered over 100,000 signatures. It is the scientific consensus that when animals are not stunned before slaughter, that they feel far more pain and can suffer for as long as 2 and a ½ minutes.

Stunning is a requirement throughout the EU, however, exemption is granted on cultural and religious grounds, particularly for the Muslim and Jewish communities. This exemption is detrimental to animal welfare and in the case of Halal meat, irrelevant as stunning does not make it Haram. In fact until recently 80% of Halal meat consumed in the UK was pre-stunned, however, this figure is decreasing rapidly as Halal slaughterhouses are returning to tradition.

The animal’s welfare is my primary concern; I am not calling for a ban on Halal meat or kosher meat, however, these methods should conform to both EU and UK standards of animal welfare. I am calling for a ban on non-stun slaughter.

I hope that in your capacity as an MP you will help to alleviate this needless suffering for animals.

 

Yours Sincerely,