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Kirklees in West Yorkshire is one of 17 councils that provides halal meat to schools from animals that have not been stunned before having their throats cut.
"Compassion would like to see public institutions take a lead in ending the availability of meat from animals not stunned before slaughter.
"It is a legal requirement that animals must be humanely stunned before slaughter, but non-stun slaughter is still permitted for some religious communities.
It is estimated that around 30% of the lambs exported will come from Wales, and trade group Meat Promotion Wales said all Welsh lamb was stunned before slaughter.
A stunned myocardium is a transient condition, at least in the population without kidney failure, because the function of the heart muscle may recover over time.
But if animals can be stunned and meat is still able to be classed as halal why not outlaw non-stunning slaughter here too?
In the meantime, we believe meat produced from animals stunned or not stunned before slaughter should be clearly labelled to allow consumer choice, and will continue to press for changes in the law that would improve the welfare of all farm animals at the time of slaughter.
Although previous researchers have compared the meat quality over 14 d of ageing from unstunned animals against electrically stunned (Petersen and Blackmore, 1982; Vergara and Gallego, 2000; Velarde et al., 2003) or percussively stunned (Onenc and Kaya, 2004) animals, no single piece of work compares meat quality attributes from unstunned, and mechanically (penetrative and non-penetrative) stunned cattle.
Horse racing commentator Derek Thompson says he was stunned when he heard the news that 11 horses at the Godolphin stables in Newmarket were tied up in a doping scandal.
Some cold stunned turtles may float in the ocean for weeks before being rescued, making their chances for recovery much more difficult.
A second high-profile incident occurred in September 2009, when the same officer who stunned Van Ornum used his Taser to subdue an unarmed UO student from China who had been mistaken as a trespasser inside his own apartment.
* Some animals were stunned using a captive bolt pistol humane slaughter.