In a bid to improve animal welfare standards post-Brexit, the government is set to introduce a labelling system for all halal and kosher food in the UK.
Under Islamic and Jewish laws, animals such as cows, sheep and chicken are not stunned before death to ensure the meat is halal or kosher, respectively.
A number of industry bodies have spoken out against the slaughtering of animals without pre-stunning, with many vets claiming the method as cruel.
Farming minister George Eustice said the Government will consider introducing labelling after Brexit so shoppers can make an ‘informed choice’ when buying meat.
He told the Daily Telegraph: ‘The Government believes that consumers should have the necessary information available to them.