Calls for end to non-stun abattoir slaughter practises

Judaism and Islam believe that animals are creatures of God; science tells us that they are sentient beings, who can suffer.

If you hold either view, or both, then your principle concern must be to ensure the least possible suffering for the animal concerned.

Therefore animals should be handled with care and stunned effectively before their throats are cut in order to minimise their distress and pain.

Consumers should be able to tell how the animals they eat are reared, transported and slaughtered.

– Joyce D'Silva, from the charity Compassion in World Farming