Oxford college which cut octopus from menu now votes to ban Halal and Kosher meat

The Oxford college which cut octopus from its menu in the name of inclusivity has now voted to ban Halal and Kosher meat, citing animal welfare concerns.

Students at Somerville initially set out to “ensure that different groups of people can eat in hall more”, following the College President’s decision to ban octopus tartine from the Freshers’ welcome dinner.

But undergraduates argued that serving Halal and Kosher meat was problematic due to “animal welfare concerns” on the basis that animals are not stunned prior to being killed.

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