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Obama and the USDA Take Islam's Side, What to Know Now About Buying Meat

US Herald reports that the Department of Agriculture will not label Halal meat as Halal. Halal foods are foods that are considered OK for Muslims to eat according to Islamic Law.

The Quran specifies how certain foods should be prepared, and animals are generally slaughtered by having their throats cut and blood drained. Some individuals say this means of slaughter is more painful and inhuman for animals, and want to avoid animals who were slaughtered in such a way for moral reasons.

"As many Americans do not, for a variety of reasons, wish to eat halal meat, back in February 2012, my organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, filed a citizen petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, asking that a regulation be enacted to ensure that all halal food be clearly labeled as halal," said Pamela Gellar, an Anti-Islamic activist.

Gellar said the department has denied their request for four years.

"This is strictly a false labeling and consumer choice issue. Religious people — Jews, Muslims, and others — should have the freedom to have meat and poultry products produced in a way that meets their needs," wrote Gellar. "Conversely, consumers who don’t wish to consume ritually slaughtered products have a right to sufficient labeling information."

Source: US Herald
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