Wednesday, 24 November 2010

West Midlands BNP Councillor in Stoke-on-Trent Moves to Get Halal Meat Banned in Local Schools

British National Party Stoke-on-Trent councillor Michael Coleman has fired the opening round in the war against halal ritual slaughter in Britain with a motion due before his council on 9 December which, if passed, will ban that meat from being served in schools in the town.



“I have had numerous complaints from parents whose children are being fed this unfit meat and who are not being informed of how this meat is acquired,” Cllr Coleman told BNP News.

“Many of the schools which receive the meat are predominantly populated by British children, and so any claim that the authority is simply providing food for Muslim pupils is false.

“Anyway, it’s against the law to procure meat in this way and then sell on to non-Muslims, a point I will be making on the 9th December,” Cllr Coleman continued.

“I find it disgraceful that we have a law here that makes it a crime for you or I to slaughter an animal in this way but enables Muslims to kill in this inhumane way and it is legal.

“It is such legal paradox and duality that will ultimately expose this traitor regime - and will lead to the political awakening and uprising of the British people,” he said.

The exact wording of the motion due before the council is as follows:

British National Party Stoke-on-Trent councillor Michael Coleman has fired the opening round in the war against halal ritual slaughter in Britain with a motion due before his council on 9 December which, if passed, will ban that meat from being served in schools in the town.



“I have had numerous complaints from parents whose children are being fed this unfit meat and who are not being informed of how this meat is acquired,” Cllr Coleman told BNP News.

“Many of the schools which receive the meat are predominantly populated by British children, and so any claim that the authority is simply providing food for Muslim pupils is false.

“Anyway, it’s against the law to procure meat in this way and then sell on to non-Muslims, a point I will be making on the 9th December,” Cllr Coleman continued.

“I find it disgraceful that we have a law here that makes it a crime for you or I to slaughter an animal in this way but enables Muslims to kill in this inhumane way and it is legal.

“It is such legal paradox and duality that will ultimately expose this traitor regime - and will lead to the political awakening and uprising of the British people,” he said.

The exact wording of the motion due before the council is as follows:

Notice of Motion – City Council 9th December 2010

 

 

Moved by Councillor M Coleman

 

Seconded by Councillor J Burgess

 

 

Animal Cruelty

 

 

This City Council condemns the cruelty suffered by animals slaughtered to provide halal meat products.  Animal welfare organisations such as the Farm Animal Welfare Council, which is the independent advisory body to the government, have called for a ban on halal meat in Britain.  Animals that are not stunned before slaughter suffer incredible pain before death and the current law that permits this barbaric method of slaughter should be changed.

 

The City Council is asked to note that halal meat products are served in 17 city schools to unsuspecting children and parents.  Halal meat products are not labelled and children (or their parents) have no idea what they are eating or provided with an alternative.  This is a disgraceful practice and children and their parents should be given information and choice about the products their children are served. 

 

The City Council is asked to:

 

1.            Write to the Secretary State for seeking a change in the law to minimise or prevent any further animal cruelty as a result of this barbaric method of slaughter.

2.            Place an immediate ban on the use of all halal meat products in our schools, City Of Stoke-on-Trent Authority.

Here is the list of schools serving Halal meat

Dear Councillor Coleman

 

Your request for information on Halal meat

 

We have now considered your request for information and a copy of the information is below.

 

17 of the 93 schools which have their meals supplied by City Catering currently have Halal Meat products on the menu.

 

These include:

 

  1. Alexandra Junior School
  2. Alexandra Infant School
  3. Belgrave Primary School
  4. Etruscan Primary School
  5. Forest Park Primary School
  6. John Baskeyfield Primary School
  7. Mill Hill Primary School
  8. St Marks Primary School
  9. St Peters RC Primary School
  10. Summerbank Primary School
  11. Thomas Boughey Centre
  12. Waterside Primary School
  13. St Mary’s Tunstall
  14. Birches Head High School
  15. Brownhills High School
  16. Haywood High School
  17. St Peters High School

 

If you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to: Louise Kelly, Information Manager, Chief Executive’s Directorate, Civic Centre Floor 4, Glebe Street, ST4 1HH or email foi@stoke.gov.uk.

 

If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have already used our appeal procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

Hannah Quinn

 

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