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Debate about the welfare of animals slaughtered using halal methods is taking place in England and some of the focus has been on New Zealand lamb - most of which is slaughtered using halal methods - which are required by the Muslim faith.

British politicians rejected a proposal that would have meant supermarkets and other food outlets would have to clearly label halal or kosher slaughtered meat.

Some groups said consumers had a right to know how the meat they're eating was killed.


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