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Ukip back ban on shechita in policy u-turn
by Sandy Rashty
Ukip has reversed its policy on shechita by backing a ban on non-stun slaughter of animals.
The party is the first to support animal rights groups demanding an end to the practice in kosher and halal abattoirs.
A statement on the Ukip website said: "Animal and veterinary science has long concluded that cutting the throats of animals whilst they are fully conscious can cause significant distress and pain.
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