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Mosques launch legal challenge to council trying to ban halal meat.

Mosques launch legal challenge to council trying to ban halal meat.

Mosques have launched a legal challenge against an English council’s bid to ban “cruel” halal meat in schools.

Lancashire County Council was due to introduce a new contract next month which will require schools to serve meat from suppliers that pre-stun animals before slaughter.

But the move has been put on hold as Lancashire Council of Mosques is now seeking a judicial review, claiming the authority did not consult adequately over the decision.

Abdul Hamid Qureshi, CEO of the Lancashire Council of Mosques (LCM), said that if the council refuse to backtrack, he will call for a “region wide boycott” of school meals.

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