There is no doubt that the Muslims who have been  involved in the Halal meat campaign and industries have, by and large,neglected over the years, the Islamic issue  issue of feeding or making sure that  their  halal animals which they   slaughter and eat  like:sheep,cow,chicken... have been eating before  and during their life , their own natural "halal diet" which is supposed to be VEGETERIAN and free from  animal protein.
If we look to the Islamic teachings regarding   the  sources of the animals for halal meat,we will find that they are   HERBIVEROUS  or "VEGETERIAN" animals , and which  do depend on grass/plants and grain(CROPS) for their  diet and healthy normal living.
the word:ZAR'A or grass/plant(CROPS) have been mentioned  as the natural "halal diet" for these animals.

Bismillahi Alrahmani Alrahim:


                                                 (Surah 32(ALSAJDAH/Prostration)-verse 27) 

Our beloved Teacher and Model,Sayyidna Muhammad,peace be upon him,uses to be a shepherd looking after the sheeps
who were grazing and eating grass and plants.
In Islam,we are not allowed to eat the meat of the CARNVEROUS animals which  do normally eat the meat of other animals(animal protein) like: cat,dog,lion, pig etc...
Muslim scholars before talked a lot on  the questionable meat (LAHM AL JALLALAH) which is the meat coming from our   halal animals who have been fed  any unnatural diet like the meat of other animals( animal protein) as it has been practiced  in the west;:
They stated clearly that Muslims can not eat the meat of these animals and  suggested,if one is going to eat any, to starve the animal/near death  for  a long period(30 days for the cow,3 days for the chicken),then offer the animal after its own natural  vegeterian diet.
No doubt this unnatural diet,will make  too the meat of the animal not TAYYIB(pure) and not healthy.
Medically we know today  that the  Digestive enzymes of our Herbiverous animals can not digest any animal protein.
This  is a biological abuse and hidden cruelty  to these innocent speechless  animals if we fed them this unnatural diet!

When this divine  rule was broken in the early 80th in Britain in the feeding of the cow,we had BSE/Mad Cow disease which has led  to the destruction and the killing of  a large number of the cows.

Most consumers avoided eating beef in the Uk and abroad.
This has  resulted in causing  a huge financial loss to the cattle industry here in Britain and in some other countries,as  there was a big business in the export of cows.

What made it worse is the feeding of these innocent animals: Pork remains and blood?

After , this type of unnatural feeding  was stopped and  banned by the EU  :the feeding of cows the offals/animal protein  from other animals back to nature and to  the natural vegetrian diet/feed  to cows,as fixed  and designed beautifully and safely  before by our Almighty ALLAH ,the  Creator and  the Designer and the Merciful to both: man and animals!
It was for Health reasons and Economic reasons,the  new law:banning of animal protein in the diet of the cow/cattle.
The decision was taken by all EU countries.
Unfortunately recently  the EU has decided on the 11 July this month  to LIFT THE BAN on feeding the poultry the remains
and blood of PORK,purely for financial reasons...and to be implemented in 2015???

It seems that they have not learned the lesson from the big BSE  disaster before???
Muslims  in Europe should  OPPOSE again   this wrong decision for the same reasons,and because of the large  consumption of  poultry by the Muslims ,as we do not have till now our own organic halal farms for our  own supply and we generally depend on the poultry which are sold to us by non Muslim companies!
This case is worse to us  as the EU want to feed the poultry:the remains  and the blood of the porks,which are  also NAJIS(unclean) and full of health hazardsot be close to any source of pork in their diet? 
,as there will be some risk in contamination?

We do admit the  occasionally and very rarely  the chicken might pick up an insect and worm...but this is  a rarity and the normal and  common  natural diet of the chicken is GRAINS/"vegeterians" .


On 13th July/Wednesday morning,On BBC radio 4 :FARMING TODAY(5.45-6 am) ,I talked   on the radio(short interview) and expressed the  Islamic opposition to this new decision by the EU,  which did not respect the religious beliefs of about 30 million Muslim consumers  in Europe and I incisted that LABELLING should be mandatory  on all poultry have been fed pork's remains ,so  European Muslims can have  the  informed choice and avoid eating these doubtful or non halal poultry?
In the same time,I recommend that Muslims  work on establishing  their own Halal organic farms or work closely with the  present organic farm industries.
All Muslims  should lobby too their owm MEP,so  Muslims  can  eat   their own halal poultry which have not been fed the pork's remains.

We like to say more:

All poultry on the market anywhere should not be fed at all the pork's remains for health and animal welfare reasons and this new  EU decision should be withdrawn!
During my interview on the radio,a big representative of the Poultry industry agreed after  to organise the special "halal" supply of poultry to the Muslim consumers(?)
Dr A Majid Katme
Muslim medical researcher and Spokesman on Halal meat(Islamic Medical Association)/UK
T: 07944 240 622