A consultation has been launched on proposals to provide only stunned halal meat to schools.

Lancashire County Council currently supplies non-stunned halal meat in 27 schools catering for up to 12,000 students choosing from either non-halal or halal menus.

School governing bodies have the option to provide either stunned or non-stunned halal in their school meals.

When the contract to provide non-stunned halal meat came due for renewal last year, the council agreed a resolution not to provide meat, other than poultry, to county council establishments unless animals are stunned before they are slaughtered.

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