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its the big transporters im concerned about - the ones that they can squeeze about 500 sheep onto, or 100 cattle - big articulted waghons which come from across. cant be too exciting / comfortable for those animals - and they are all being taken to slaughter.

100 cattle?? I think you'd be surprised by the standard of most of these 'transporters', they're nothing like the rigids that transport livestock around the island.

 

The trailers have proper ventilation and are inspected by vets to make sure no overloading occurs. If you're more concerned at the abbatoir's loss of trade (which is what I suspect), then perhaps you should look more at the efficiency of the operation and the prices it gives compared to across.

 

Exporting is also a method of hedging risk for the farmers - shipping out before fattening with expensive feed (winter), and guessing what prices will be in 4 months time. By no means is everything shipped out for slaughter straight away.

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To watch some rag headed blood soaked untrained individual sawing through the throat of a poor tied up pleading creature is not the best form of amusement.

 

Is it just 'rag headed' individuals or will any untrained Muslim do?

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Post 46 (by me)

5th February 2010

 

Halal slaughter is carried out here on Thursdays.

A chap comes over to do it according to the Halal requirements then leaves after it has been done.

The bulk, if not all, is exported to France.

 

Still that's the facts so don't let that spoil the usual ill informed speculation.

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the animal transporters (like horse boxes) are loaded last and off first on the Ben - you can usually smell their previous presence on the lower car deck - however the large fancy double deck transport that came over on the Weds sailing last week was parked at St Johns - I've seen it backed up in a couple of farms in that area over the last week - don't think it was manx plated but the driver seemed to know exactly where he was going as he was first off the boat, straight through the port yard and very fast up to Peel road.

 

its the big transporters im concerned about - the ones that they can squeeze about 500 sheep onto, or 100 cattle - big articulted waghons which come from across. cant be too exciting / comfortable for those animals - and they are all being taken to slaughter.

 

there loaded within EU guidelines etc etc,

and there no diffrent than the wagons u see around the island to be honest

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There was a feature on Farming today last week about differing slaughter methods,might be on listen again.

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Halal meat is produced on island.

But the issue is one of provenance when such meat is intended for 'strict' (high value) markets.

 

It is inconceivable that meat slaughtered in anything but a religiously approved abattoir would be acceptable in (for example) Saudi Arabia, and such an abattoir would have to be proven NEVER to have been used for slaughtering unclean animals.

 

On the other hand for most halal outlets, especially in the UK, such a condition would not be so rigorously imposed if at all. Instead an area separate from where slaughtering of haram animals took place would more than suffice.

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