Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Sheep shipment 'sabotaged'

A SHIPMENT of 70,000 live sheep bound for the Middle East has been blocked from leaving Australia today while quarantine officials conduct an urgent inquiry into claims by animal activists that they contaminated the sheep by feeding them pig meat.
Ironically, one of Australia's leading halal butchers said the sheep could still be acceptable to Muslims, even though they had been fed an unclean substance.

"All you have to do is leave the sheep for three days until the items they have been fed leave their bodies," said Mohamed El-Mouelhy, chairman of the Halal Certification Authority.

"As far as Muslims are concerned, it makes no difference because it is not a religious breach whatsoever.

"It might be a breach of local health requirements, but they should do more homework on halal dietary laws before they do this."

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