Halal and Kosher butchery too cruel for Britons

If yer gonna kill an animal and eat it and then grind up the leftovers to feed to other animals, for heaven's sake, don't let your religion blind you to the fundamental kindness of killing with a bolt the head.

The Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC), which advises the government on how to avoid cruelty to livestock, says the way Kosher and Halal meat is produced causes severe suffering to animals.

Both the Jewish and Muslim religions demand that slaughter is carried out with a single cut to the throat, rather than the more widespread method of a bolt into the head.