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Lancashire County Council has announced it will no longer supply non-stunned halal meat to schools against the wishes of its residents.
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Lancashire CC yesterday decided to stop providing schools with unstunned halal meat due to concerns over ‘unnecessary stress and suffering’ for the animals.