There is a lively discussion regarding vegetarianism/ meat eating below. The CLHG promotes free thinking and freedom of expression but we stress these opionions are those of individual members and do not reflect the group as a whole. We also stress this evenings debate is about religious slaughter methods and not vegetarianism, which could be a debate for another evening.
Halal meat is increasingly being served in restaurants, hospitals and work canteens in Britain. Should we be concerned about how religious slaughter affects the welfare of farm animals?
Vicky Bond from Compassion in World Farming presents the facts on the religious slaughter methods that produce both halal and kosher meat.
Her talk will hopefully provide some food for thought and some lively and interesting debate.
People are encouraged to arrive from 6.30 p.m. to have a glass of wine from our charity wine bar, chat to other members and take their seats.
The Talk will start at 7.00 p.m. prompt.
After Vicky’s lecture there will be a short question and answer session before we retire to the Enterprise pub nearby for further debate around 8.00 or 8.15 p.m.
A suggested donation of £2 would be welcome on the night towards the cost of room and equipment hire.
All CLHG talks are open to the general public.
Compassion in World Farming CIWF was founded in 1967 by British dairy farmer Peter Roberts who was concerned by the development of intensive factory farming. Today they campaign peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices. Their passion is supported by hard evidence and facts which underpin their campaigns, and makes them leading experts in farm animal welfare.
Their political lobbying and campaigning has resulted in the EU recognising animals as sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and suffering. They have also secured landmark agreements to outlaw the barren battery cage for egg-laying hens, narrow veal crates and sow stalls across Europe.
Compassion in World Farming’s Food Business Team is working with some of the world’s biggest food retailers, producers and manufacturers. The companies they work with are a key part of the drive towards a more ethical and sustainable food supply. Their Good Farm Animal Welfare awards benefit millions of animals each year.
Vicky Bond studied veterinary medicine at Liverpool University and intercalated it into a Masters at Sussex University in Environment Development and Policy. She undertook an internship at the Food Ethics Council. She then worked at Pig Business on a campaign for better labeling of pig meat, alongside a part-time veterinary surgeon position treating greyhounds and whippets.
Vicky joined CIWF in April 2011 as a research officer and works on all aspects of farming, including slaughter. She has also volunteers for the charity Animal Care in Egypt for several years, which helps provide veterinary treatment for working equids.’