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Preston Uprising: More On The Kentucky Fried Chicken Halal

by | 24th, April 2010

THE chicken in Lancashire KFC is halal. Can South Park’s Cartman decide? Or not. Writes reader Bat E Bird:

Restaurant protest in row over halal meat:

“Up to 20 members of Our England Today waved placards and St George’s Cross flags at KFC in Deepdale Shopping Park, Preston, on Friday.”

Only a bit of trouble so far but this made me laugh:

“They were just saying, do you know it’s halal meat or something.

“They tried to give me a leaflet but I didn’t take it, it might put me off.”

Earlier – it’s not even halal:

” In a statement the LCM said: Upon researching KFC’s website, it is apparent the chickens are stunned before slaughter.”

“This issue is of great concern to us because the halal criterion, adopted by LCM after wide consultation, does not allow stunning and this conforms to British law.”

So the Lancashire Council of Mosques isn’t happy because of the method of slaughter but, meanwhile:

“Meanwhile a protest has been launched against KFC’s decision to serve only halal meat at its Colne branch.

More than 1,500 people have joined a Facebook group, ‘No halal at Colne KFC.’ The HFA is the largest food certification body in the UK and certifies thousands of shops, butchers and stores across the UK.”

This is happening more often around here now. We now have schools, Italian restaurants and a pizza chain all switching to halal.

I can see trouble brewing if they all switch over. People want a choice – even if they don’t have a clue what halal is.

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