Anti-Islam group set to picket Dunbia factory over 'barbaric' halal meat
A group that has described Islamic scripture as "barbaric" is planning to stage a protest at the gates of Dungannon-based meat processing firm Dunbia over its use of Halal slaughter methods.
Exposing Islam - Northern Ireland 2, which counts Belfast councillor Jolene Bunting among its followers, plans to hold a Say No to Halal protest on November 4.
The demonstration is listed to begin at 2pm outside the firm's site on Granville Road.
Some 30 people have indicated via social media that they are interested in attending.
Dunbia's Dungannon plant is described on the Halal Food Authority's website as a "slaughterhouse, cutting plant and distributor of Halal lamb, sheep and mutton only".
Halal slaughter involves a sharp instrument being used to cut an animal's throat before all its blood is drained.
While British law requires animals to be pre-stunned before slaughter in normal circumstances, there is an exemption for Jewish and Muslim methods under the Slaughter of Animals Act 1933.
Some Muslims accept pre-stunning of animals, while others do not.