Halal Slaughtermen Charged With ‘Systematic’ Animal Abuse

Credit to Liam Deacon @ www.breitbart.com/london/2016/04/16/halal-slaughtermen-charg




Three halal slaughtermen and their bosses have appeared in
court charged with the “systematic” abuse of animals killed in accordance with
Islamic law.





Kabeer Hussein, Kazam Hussein, Artur Lewandowski, Robert
Woodward and William Woodward sat alongside each other yesterday at
Northallerton Magistrates’ Court in North Yorkshire.





The case was based on “significant and systemic” breaches of
animal welfare rules, alleged Howard Shaw for the prosecution, the Northern
Echo reports.





Animal activists looked on from the public gallery in horror
as the extensive list of cruelty charges were read out. The men worked at the
Bowood Yorkshire Lamb slaughterhouse, which was secretly filmed by the animal
rights group Animal Aid last year.





In the footage, workers are seen hacking and sawing at
animals’ throats, kicking them in the face and jumping on their necks, and even
laughing hysterically as a sheep bled to death with spectacles drawn around
it’s eyes.





The Islamic form of slaughtering animals involves killing
through a cut to neck when the animal is still alive. An Islamic prayer is then
read as the blood is drained from the body.





In the UK animals are legally required to be stunned before
their neck is cut, but some Muslim argue this is against their religion.





Polish worker Lewandowski, 30, of Ribble Drive, Darlington,
was charged with two counts of causing suffering to four sheep at Bowood Farms
abattoir, Busby Stoop, near Thirsk, in December 2014, by lifting them by their
fleeces during the slaughter process, when he should reasonably have known he
would be causing pain to the animal.





Kabeer Hussain, 43, of Brantwood Road, Bradford, was charged
with two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to 24 sheep by failing to give
them sufficient time to lose consciousness after they had been killed at the
slaughterhouse in December 2014.





Kazam Hussein, 53, of Haworth Road, Bradford, was charged
with six counts of causing suffering to 29 sheep, including not giving sheep
enough time to lose consciousness, striking them during slaughter, and not
cutting their throats with a single cut.





Former owners of Bowood, father Robert Woodward, 68, and son
William Woodward, 30, both of Catesby, Daventry, Northamptonshire, are each
charged with two counts of failing to act at Bowood Farms in Thirsk, in
December 2014, to prevent the acts by several employees that caused animals to
suffer.





Each spoke only to give their names and addresses at the
hearing, which was told if the case goes before a jury, the trial would be
expected to last four days.





The case was adjourned until May 27, when legal issues
surrounding the case will be discussed.

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Tags: halal, muslim, islam, meat, animal welfare

Location: United Kingdom