UK: DEFRA delay stun legislation for Poultry. UK’s Department For Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Defra’s decision to halt implementation of tough new EU rules on pre-slaughter stunning have been welcomed by British poultry producers.
After a judicial review was launched on behalf of over 20 abattoir operators, Defra has revoked the implementation of an EU regulation which would require increased currents for stunning poultry, the day before it was due to come into force.
“Muslims will not accept this new stunning form. Defra has no experience of working in slaughterhouses, and there was no discussion or conversation, they just went ahead. Unless they work with the Muslim community how can we get anywhere? They are totally ignoring the halal market, they only listen when you take them to court.”