It seems that the UK is a step ahead of us in this. UK Ministers are preparing to change law so that people know if they are buying halal meat. AFDI/SIOA, too, is working toward this goal. Americans are being misled in much the same way. I detail the halal meat scandal in my book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance, and in a number of Atlas entries. The idea that most meat sold in your supermarket or grocery store is halal and unmarked is an outrage. Most meat in your grocery's meat aisle is halal slaughtered, with the Islamic ritual prayer made over the meat. Most folks don't want the bismallah (the same prayer shreiked when infidel throats are cut) made over their meat. Furthermore, the large majority of meat served in public school lunch programs is halal.
Consumers are being misled. They should choose whether they want to buy/eat halal meat.
Back in November, an article I did in The American Thinker on halal turkeys, Happy Halal Thanksgiving, went viral. Heads were exploding on the left here. But many joined our Facebook page, Boycott Butterball Turkey.
Now they'll have to tell us if we're eating halal: Ministers prepare to change law Daily Mail
Ministers are preparing to change the law to ensure that meat slaughtered in accordance with strict Islamic law cannot be sold to unwitting members of the public.
The Government is drawing up plans to prevent schools, hospitals, pubs and famous sporting venues from serving halal meat secretly to customers.
The move will be welcomed by animal rights campaigners, who argue that the traditional Islamic way of preparing meat – which involves killing animals by drawing a knife across their throats without stunning them first – is cruel and causes unnecessary pain.
It follows a Mail on Sunday investigation in September 2010 which discovered that beef, chicken and lamb had been sold to fans at Wembley without them knowing it had been prepared in accordance with sharia law.
Cheltenham College was found to be one of several public schools serving halal chicken to pupils without informing them, while Whitbread, Britain’s biggest hotel and restaurant group, admitted that more than three- quarters of its poultry was halal. MPs were furious to discover halal meat had even been sold in House of Commons canteens without them knowing.
Now Environment Minister Lord Taylor of Holbeach has said that if the European Union fails to agree on a new food labelling scheme, the UK will take action. The European Commission is considering the matter as part of its animal welfare strategy and is expected to report by the summer.
Lord Taylor told peers: ‘The Government welcomes this approach as it will allow consumer information to be considered alongside measures to minimise the suffering of animals slaughtered without stunning. In the meantime we are considering how we can use domestic legislation.’