UK Halal hysteria: It’s just Islamophobia, not animal welfare

Here’s a controversial statement: the recent anti-halal hysteria has nothing to do with the welfare of animals. It’s just good old-fashioned Islamophobia.

This is not to say that some people don’t have sincere concerns about the way in which animals are slaughtered: they do.

But these are not the people now jumping on the anti-halal bandwagon. Instead, those jumping on the bandwagon are doing so because they seem happy to eat any old dead animal as long as it’s not a dead “Muslim” animal.