We have recently discovered that during a vote on a Bill to make the labelling of Halal and Kosher meat compulsory, five members of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) were absent.
The vote took place in the House of Commons in Westminster on 24/4/12 and was rejected by 3 votes.
The absentee DUP Members of Parliament (MP’s) on that occasion were,
Ian Paisley Junior
Three other DUP M.P’s were present and voted “Aye” to the proposal to make the labelling of halal and kosher meat compulsory.
Their names are,
We commend them for doing their duty and for their concern for animal welfare.
However, because of the absence of their five colleagues, the proposal was rejected and, unless they were absent for reasons beyond their control, we believe those five men need to explain their absence.
Perhaps viewing the following video of halal slaughter of defenceless lambs, during which they were practically decapitated and left to die in terror and agony, may help those absentee MP’s to ensure their presence during a similar vote in Parliament in the future, should another MP have the courage to once again raise the matter of barbaric halal slaughter.