A row over sausages has a school community sizzling amid competing claims of bigotry and animal cruelty.

What was supposed to be a welcome-back barbecue for students at Coburg West Primary School has turned into a debate over the Islamic halal method of preparing meat.

Members of the school's Parents and Friends Association believed they were being inclusive when they ordered halal-only sausages for last month's barbie.

But some parents thought it was political correctness gone mad to offer only halal meat.

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