CLAUSES NOTED: 1, 12
PUBLICATION: The Mail on Sunday
Mrs Ruksana Shain complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article about Halal meat was inaccurate and misleading.
The complaint was resolved when the newspaper sent a private letter to the complainant acknowledging her concerns, and published the following letter:
The label may indicate halal but the slaughter is no different to mainstream slaughter where pre-stunning is used.
Where chicken is concerned, it is pre-stunned and machine-slaughtered – and the only difference is a prayer may be said over it. This is pretty much the same as non-halal meat. Some 90 per cent of halal meat in this country is produced in this way.
How do I know this? I am an environmental health officer. I have seen it for myself. I represent Muslim organisations at the Food Standards Agency.
Ruksana Shain, Founder of behalal.org (Email)
DATE PUBLISHED: 21/01/2011
CLAUSES NOTED: 1
PUBLICATION: Daily Mail
Mrs Ruksana Shain complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article was misleading when it stated that animals slaughtered using halal methods “often die slowly and painfully”.
The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online article to read:
“Some research suggests that animals can die a slow and painful death…”
DATE PUBLISHED: 24/02/2011