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Muslims in Britain have rebuffed calls to ban animals' halal slaughter after a leading British vet this week called for curbing or even banning the practice popular among the country's Muslim and Jewish minorities.

Professor Bill Reilly, former president of the British Veterinary Association, called for curbing the practice of slaughtering animals without stunning.

"Non-stun slaughter... appears to be increasing. From an animal welfare perspective this cannot be acceptable," Reilly said.


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