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A campaign group opposing halal slaughter at a Skegness abattoir has gathered almost 100 members in a matter of days.

The 'Say NO to halal slaughter in Skegness' facebook group was set up after it was announced a business practising the religious methods was preparing to move into the town's Heath Road abattoir.

Founding member Tess Turner, of Alford, claims the practices of slaughtering animals without stunning them first are inhumane and illegal if sold for consumption by those who are not Jewish or Muslim. She has also stressed that her motivations are purely based on animal welfare issues and in no way condones racism or religious intolerance.


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