A need for "wider consultation" halts a planned ban on unstunned halal meat in Lancashire schools.Read more
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Councillors in Lancashire will vote this afternoon on whether to stop supplying unstunned halal meat for school dinners.
Council leader Geoff Driver said he believed it was "abhorrent" and "really, really cruel" to slaughter animals without stunning them first.
Lancashire Council of Mosques has accused Mr Driver of leading a "crusade" on the issue, a claim he denies.
Unstunned halal meat is currently supplied to 12,000 pupils at 27 schools in Nelson, Burnley, Rawtenstall, Hyndburn, Clitheroe and Preston.
A vote on stopping the supply of un-stunned halal meat to schools will go before councillors in Lancashire in October.
The proposal to put it to a vote was presented in a closed-door council meeting yesterday.
Un-stunned halal meat is currently supplied to 12,000 pupils across 27 schools in Blackburn, Nelson, Burnley, Rawtenstall, Hyndburn and Preston.
Critics say the practice of slaughtering animals while fully conscious is cruel and causes immense suffering.
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