Muslim no to animal- to-animal feeding

Naved Syed Aslihalal

Sir; The Muslim community has ruled out buying or consuming meat from animals fed on animal byproducts despite proposals put before the EU to relax the current ban. The Times reported last week that the EU is spending €1.7m (£1.15m) on research that would allow the remains of pigs and chickens to be used in fodder. Members of the EU's advisory Economic and Social Committee want to speed up a change to the policy, which came in seven years ago as an anti-BSE measure. Feeding animal to animal would make the poultry haraam and not suitable to the Muslim. More than 40% of UK poultry is consumed by Muslims.