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Subway removes ham and bacon from nearly 200 stores and offers halal meat only after *STRONG DEMAND* from Muslims
Daily Mail
April 30th, 2014.

Fast food giant Subway has removed ham and bacon from almost 200 Outlets, and switch to Halal meat Alternatives in an attempt to please as Muslim customers.

It has confirmed turkey ham and turkey rashers will be used instead in 185 of it stores, where all the meat will now be prepared according to Halal rules.

The chain, which has around 1,500 Outlets across the UK, explained its decision by saying it had to balance Animal Welfare concerns with "the views of religious communities".

Traditional Halal Slaughter sees animals have their throats slit before bleeding to death, but Subway stressed that the meat served in it sandwiches will come from animals that have been stoned first, a practice that aims to reduce any suffering.

In Arabic the word Halal means " permitted " or " lawful " and defines anything that is allowed or unlawful according to the Qur'an.

It is often used to indicate food - particularly meat - has been prepared in accordance with Muslim principles and techniques.

Muslims are forbidden from eating any non- halal food and meat from pigs and Subway said customers can identify those stores selling halal food by the special *All Meats on Halal* sign, which must be displayed in participating branches.

In the Halal-only branches ham and bacon has been substituted for turkey ham and rashers.

Many animal Charities condemned Halal Slaughter as being cruel to animals.

Traditionally in Halal abattoirs, the throats of the animals are cut while they are fully conscious- and act many campaigners say is inhumane and needlessly cruel.

In non-halal abattoirs, livestock are stun before killing to prevent any unnecessary suffering..

Some Halal butchers also practice pre-stunning, though it is not permitted by some Islamic scholars.

In Britain, killing an animal without prior stunning is illegal, but the log is special exemption to Muslim and Jewish meat producers on the grounds of religion.

There are thought to be around 12 abattoirs as dedicated to unstunned slaughter in the UK, well hundreds practice stunned Halal Slaughter.

She said: 'The growing popularity of the subway chain with the diverse Multicultural populations across the UK and Ireland means we have to balance the values of Many religious communities with the overall aim of improving the Health and Welfare standards of animals.

' We put a program into place in 2007 to ensure that the population demographic is taken into account when new store openings are considered in order that we meet customer demand in each location.

' All our suppliers comply with EU Animal Welfare legislation as a minimum and we require suppliers of Halal products to adopt the stunning of animals prior to their Slaughter.

'All Halal meats are certified by the appropriate Halal authorities..

' All Subway stores have numerous signs stating that they serve halal food.

"These are situated on the menu Kennels, nutritional information and in the front window of the store."

Animal campaigning charity *PETA* people to opt for a vegetarian diet to ensure they have the best interest of animals at heart.

A spokesman said; ' At the best of times, meat is a product of a bloody and violent industry with no respect for other living beings who value their lives in the same way that we do and experience the same pain and chair that Subway's customers would if they were killed for a sandwich. vintage evening formal wears sales back to 1920s

'Most religions, including Islam, preach kindness to animals, but words are one thing and practice another.

' As the Dalai Lama said, " My Religion is Kindness ". And a diet that expresses kindness, is open to all religions and truly respects animal rights is a vegan one.

'Subway goers, no matter what their religion, can eat with a clear conscience by opting for the veggie body, the veggie delight or, heaven forbid, a salad.'

Speaking about the general issue of Halal Slaughter, and RSPCA spokeswoman added:
' Scientific research has clearly shown that Slaughter of an animal without stunning can cause unnecessary suffering, and the RSPCA is opposed to the slaughter of any animal without first making it insensible to pain and distress.

'At present, the only legal exemptions to stunning during Slaughter exist for kosher and Halal methods of Slaughter, however, it is important to differentiate between *religious* and *non Stun* Slaughter as around 90% of all Halal in the UK receive a stun before Slaughter.

' Our concern has nothing to do with the expression of religious belief but with the practice of killing by throat-cutting without free stunning.

' We believe that meat produced from animals stunned or not stunned before Slaughter should be clearly labeled to allow consumer choice, and continue to press for changes in the law that would improve the welfare of all farm animals at the time of Slaughter.
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