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UKIP changes tack on non-stun slaughter
by Oli Haenlein
After backing down from plans to ban non-stun slaughter, UKIP's new election manifesto supports continuation of the slaughter method, and insists on "formal non-stun training and certification for all religious slaughtermen".
After secret CCTV footage showed alleged animal welfare abuses in a non-stun abattoir in early 2015, UKIP called for an outright ban on non-stun slaughter. However, the independence party backtracked on the issue, and its manifesto now calls for measures to be put in place to ensure the highest standards are adhered to.
The manifesto stated that UKIP took animal health and welfare seriously, and as well as insisting on formal non-stun training, the party will install CCTV in every abattoir.
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