Have just spotted an interesting question from Tory MP, Bob Walter to Ben Bradshaw. He asked about the level of meat products in the market that had been slaughtered in line with religious practices which had not been labelled as such, and asked if DEFRA "will consider introducing mandatory labelling of all meat prepared according to halal and kosher rules."
I say it's interesting because frankly I don't understand it. For a start, either a Muslim or a Jew who is observant is likely to go to a halal/kosher butcher anyway, and there are already labelling schemes out there so why even consider legislating? Secondly, let's assume that some meat on the shelves in the supermarket is halal or kosher meat, what exactly does it matter? The argument about humane killing is a complete oxymoron anyway.