The non-stunning of animals pre-slaughter, for Halal purposes, is a contentious issue, according to Wicklow vet Pete Wedderburn.

Speaking on the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk, he said that under EU animal law means animals must be pre-stunned before they are slaughtered, except for Halal meat.

"Most people believe that people of religious backgrounds believe that non-stunning is humane when done properly.

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