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No. Pork has not been banned in Islington schools

by | 13th, February 2015

Islington Council will no longer serve pork to primary schools because it says it can no longer monitor which pupils don’t want to eat sausages, bacon and pork chops due to their religious beliefs. Monitoring is an “unnecessary cost at a time of tight budgets”.

So reports the Evening Standard.

Pork will still be served in the borough’s secondary schools. Although, vegetarians can still say “no thank you”.

Chris Godfrey, owner of Godfrey’s butchers in Highbury Park, says it’s “disgusting”.

“I think it is disgusting that they do not have pork on the menu. There are so many religions in this country and if listened to all of them then you would not eat anything. We are pandering to other religions too much – kids that don’t eat pork should take packed lunches. It is not up to us to pander to their requirements.”

Other religions? Most council schools in Islington are not of any religion:

Of the 46 primary schools in Islington, 27 are community schools, nine are voluntary-aided Church of England schools, six are voluntary-aided Catholic schools, one is a free school and three are voluntary-aided Catholic schools, one is a free school and three are academies.

Godfrey the butcher adds:

 “I thought everyone was meant to be integrating into our society?”

Does that include the Catholics? Are vegetarians not integrating? Does integration mean eating pork?

 

The Mail forgets to blame the BBC

 

 

Godfrey’s words are lift from the Islington Gazette , on which we read:

Dr Zoe Davies, chief executive of the National Pig Association, said: “This is something we are particularity concerned about.

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