Nov 16 2011
Yorkshire British National Party activists gathered in Wakefield on Saturday to voice their disgust at the local KFC going halal.
BNP Members and officials from across Yorkshire came to support Darren and Rachel in their campaign against the sale of halal meat to locals.
Cllr Doug Ward said: ‘We need more protests like this. Some people didn’t even know what halal meat was, never mind the fact that they are eating it.’
The fast food outlet refused to discuss the matter with the group. They said that they had the correct notifications in place and, because of the demonstration, the police were being called.
Many people were in complete disbelief that the company sold halal meat, and turned their cars around. One woman said: ‘Why aren’t there any signs? I’m never coming here again.’
Mr Lumb commented: ‘It’s absolutely disgusting what these restaurants are doing in supporting animal cruelty in West Yorkshire.’
Deputy Yorkshire Regional Organiser Danny Cooke said: ‘It’s shocking how many people are blissfully unaware what they are eating and supporting. Darren and Rachel have done a fantastic job taking the message to the people here in Wakefield. This is a perfect template for others, and I strongly urge other branches and regions to do the same.’
According to KFC’s website, the chain is running a ‘halal trial’ in 96 of its stores. In these outlets, all meat has been killed according to Islamic slaughter methods, with a verse from the Koran recited at the time of slaughter by an ‘appropriate person’. The trial is set to run ‘indefinitely’.
The KFC stores currently selling only halal meat are: LIST OF KFC HALAL ONLY RESTAURANTS
kfc-and-aw-are-selling-halal-slaughtered-meat (Very graphic videos)