May 01, 2018

CBC’s “glowing profile” of P.E.I.’s “all-Halal” slaughterhouse sparks controversy

David MenziesMission Specialist


Earlier this year, CBC ran a glowing profile of the only slaughterhouse in Atlantic Canada.

While Atlantic Beef Products isn’t a high-volume facility like those found in Western Canada, it’s a successful company that serves the needs of local farmers and consumers.

Embracing a diversity-is-our strength narrative, the CBC headline read, “Blessed beef a boon for P.E.I. company.”

Many of the employees are Muslim newcomers to Canada, but it was a statement from the company’s CEO that created some controversy on the island when he told the CBC that “all” cattle are slaughtered in the halal method, even though the Muslim population on PEI is about 2%.

When some people of different faiths took exception to the all-halal statement, they were condemned by the usual suspects so now the story was about bigotry.

Watch as I share what happened after I put in a call to the CEO of Atlantic Beef Products, Russ Mallard, to ask why his company is 100% halal especially given the tiny Muslim population on the island.

That call led me down a path of conflicting answers and eventually, non-responses that left me to conclude that it’s time for Mr. Mallard to talk turkey with the people of Prince Edward Island.

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commented 2018-05-02 18:55:06 -0400
PETA is being used to destroy the food chain!
commented 2018-05-02 14:19:01 -0400
I won’t eat halal garbage. There’s nothing blessed about it. I won’t be eating anything that comes from Atlantic Beef Products.
commented 2018-05-02 13:05:08 -0400
Point de Bascule has the articles in English & French, sorry about the mix-up.
commented 2018-05-02 11:12:30 -0400
There are similar problems with Quebec abattoirs, Gatestone Institute has some excellent articles, in English and French.
commented 2018-05-02 11:11:32 -0400
I met a couple from Calgary on a recent vacation to Antigua. We were talking about the Alberta economic situation and somehow restaurant eating came into the conversation. Out of the blue the guy said that he and his wife frequented Earl’s a few times a week but after he discovered the issue of Halal vs Alberta beef ,he has never been back.
At least the exposure of the issue by THEREBEL and the boycott influenced a lot of people. Maybe we should be more pro-active with boycotts.
commented 2018-05-02 10:44:47 -0400
Boycott Atlantic Beef Products while you still can .
commented 2018-05-02 09:05:00 -0400
Edward Moose, this is true.

What many non-muslims don’t know is, Mo gave instructions to his followers if they were unsure if food is halal….they simply say “Bismallah” before consuming it.
commented 2018-05-02 09:02:39 -0400
We need a law that bans slaughtering of animals in this cruel method banned ,or does such a law exist now ?
commented 2018-05-02 09:00:05 -0400
As a Christian I say grace before I eat and always end my prayer with " in Jesus’s name amen". The name of Jesus being of the utmost authority in the entire universe it therefore easily supercedes the pig Mohamad and his devil allah, may the burn for eternity.
commented 2018-05-02 07:59:25 -0400
PETA has blood on it’s hands. Their silence is deafening.
commented 2018-05-02 03:35:22 -0400
I forgot as I was watching Liza’s video that Canada long ago lost its right to be called a moral, civilized nation, when abortion on demand became acceptable. Then we had a Conservative government for nine years, four with a majority, and nothing was done. Did God finally lose his patience with them? It would seem so.

So now we have the government our country deserves. We have to humble ourselves before God to be rid of it.

II Chronicles 7:14
commented 2018-05-02 02:47:49 -0400
Before Halal Meat came to be so popular here in Canada. What did Muslims living here eat? Was there a secret slaughter house somewhere, did they import meat products or did they grow and slaughter their own? To my knowledge this is considered animal cruelty and violates the accepted methods of slaughtering farm animals for consumption? But it’s not hard to imagine cruelty where Islam is involved. They do this to animals and they do cruel things to their female population as well with FGM, also without the benefit of anesthesia. And the animal rights groups stay silent as usual, just don’t wear leather in front of them. They are as silent as the feminists are with the FGM issue. Sharia Law has made a further inroad to dominating us. And if that Mallard guy is a Canadian non-believer, what a spineless, lying servant of Islam he turned out to be. Good report David.
commented 2018-05-02 02:00:07 -0400
Liza, the video you linked below made me sick to my stomach. But it should be required viewing for every adult citizen of Canada, especially every liberal dimwit who wants to import that culture into this country. If this is happening anywhere in Canada today, then Canada has lost its right to claim to be a moral, civilized nation.
commented 2018-05-02 00:58:43 -0400
Dirk yes, that is what I meant to say.
commented 2018-05-01 23:46:50 -0400
Time for a boycott until this is sorted out.
commented 2018-05-01 22:51:14 -0400
Liza, I think it is from adrenaline, but i could be wrong.

In the mean time keep dumping pork on that halal meat in the store.
commented 2018-05-01 22:17:42 -0400
Halal slaughter is cruel, the animal cannot be stunned, but rather has its throat slit and bleeds to death, fully conscious, gasping for its last breath. Where are animal cruelty groups like Peta on this issue? Probably the same place the feminists are on Sharia law. Inhumane slaughter should be outlawed period, Halal is medieval and barbaric, but who is surprised by that.
commented 2018-05-01 21:51:41 -0400
Kveta Kaplan commented 4 hours ago
The halal meat is not a subject of governmental inspection

Tell that to Sikhs who cannot eat halal products, as Muslims can not eat pork. Hypocritical?
commented 2018-05-01 21:31:02 -0400
We should not put up with sharia law ANY level in Canada. Islam should not be getting away with coming into our western country and forcing/tricking us into buying food given a voodoo curse, and the proceeds of the certification going to terrorism and building mosques and support of Islam.
They kill the animals by slicing their throats when they are live and letting them slow bleed out. I do not care what they say, this meat tastes like shit, literally. It even smells like it when cooking. I do not know if it is the hormones racing through the animal’s blood stream or what but it is a gross taste. The method of slaughter is inhumane.

It pisses me off that we tolerate Islam’s barbaric practices at all. Islam is not compatible with Canada. They are stuck in their barbarism and will never change, especially if we enable this bullshit. NO SHARIA, NONE. INCLUDING HALAL ANYTHING.

If you do not believe me check this out, its disgusting.

…and what Bravo Zulu said.
commented 2018-05-01 20:23:54 -0400
This is what you get when you vote LIBERAL . Sunny ways . Most likely shipped all over Canada . Different rules for refrigeration and dead animals .
commented 2018-05-01 19:53:55 -0400
This is Canada. Is it really too much to ask that we can be assured that we can buy products that are made by Canadian standards in Canadian stores?
commented 2018-05-01 19:51:33 -0400
Keith, lots of things are “naturally Halal”. For one example, it means that the product is made without alcohol. Cadbury’s chocolate is Halal. Lindt chocolate is not Halal.
commented 2018-05-01 19:42:25 -0400
Why is Chocolate marked Halal? Do they cut the Cows throat before they milk it? Perhaps we should label all the Death Cult Halal, then we could go around making them that way. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.
commented 2018-05-01 19:37:48 -0400
Split the atom and put a man on the moon and these people haven’t advanced beyond praying over a side of beef ?
commented 2018-05-01 19:05:51 -0400
Essentially one needs to know only this:

“Evil is defined by the word islam.”

And ALL halal approved foods pay a small tax to the muslim brotherhood – or their representatives in Canada – CAIR – if memory serves me correctly.

Any time you eat halal you sponsor terror.

Halal should be made illegal in Canada.
commented 2018-05-01 18:07:31 -0400
I believe it should be unlawful not to properly label this meat; I do not want to consume Halal food or support this industry in any way. As a non-muslim, I resent this being passed off as normal practice.

Billy Howard, I think your suggestion is very good. Ezra, please consider sending David to follow up on this.
commented 2018-05-01 17:38:00 -0400
Keep on this story David, especially as word in PEI gets around. I wonder what Islanders think about this and if they are boycotting meat from that slaughter house or don’t really care? If Rebel can afford it, they should send you there for a few days to report on this and get some feedback from regular people.
commented 2018-05-01 17:34:49 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 35,221 Attacks, 228,486 Killed, 308,473 Injured that we know of.
commented 2018-05-01 17:19:37 -0400
The halal meat is not a subject of governmental inspection
commented 2018-05-01 17:16:42 -0400
The other matter not mentioned in the article is the additional cost of Halal meat. It should be required any Halal meat is identified and labelled as such. Obviously the current government in Canada will not make laws enforcing or requiring this so pressure needs to come from the public to clearly label these products in our supermarkets like gluten-free etc . A variety of Islamic groups are involved in Halal certification, with companies who wish their products to carry a Halal label paying fees for inspection and certification. This adds to the cost of the meat and there is no accountability for where the certification funds end up. I would be interested in a story by the Rebel as to where these funds end up.
Dr Muhammad Khan, the CEO of Halal Australia, says there is nothing wrong with money from Halal certification going to mosques.
‘It is absolutely not necessary to talk about this subject matter,’ he says.
This is part of the issue…..we are not allowed to talk about the matter. People have concerns but if Islam is involved in any way, we need to just shut up and not ask questions which is the way things are done in countries where you don’t question the government or any aspects of sharia law.