Source: Australian Muslim Times
In a statement sent to AMUST, Senator Mehreen Faruqui has condemned a Daily Mail article by Stephen Johnson published on Wednesday 9 January as fake news implying that she opposed the halal slaughter of animals.
She said that the article was false and completely misrepresented her views on the halal issue denying that she has called for the banning of halal meat.
“I support the stunning of animals before slaughter and the majority of slaughterhouses in Australia, including Halal, already comply with this,” Senator Faruqi said.
The article also implied that she abstained from consuming halal meat. Senator Faruqi clarified that the real reason she did not eat any kind of meat was that she was a vegetarian.