UK police probe illegal slaughter…
POLICE and inspectors from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) are investigating the alleged illegal slaughter of sheep at a farm near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
The RSPCA was called to the barn at Brindley Ford, where inspectors discovered the carcasses of a dozen sheep and numerous chickens in what appears to be ritual sacrifice to mark the Eid el Kebir Islamic festival.
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Agriculture issued a directive specifically banning the ritual slaughter other than at licensed abattoirs.
- The Times 29/03/99 page 13