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East Lancashire residents warned over black-market meat health risk

Lancashire Telegraph: East Lancashire residents warned over black-market meat health risk East Lancashire residents warned over black-market meat health risk

EXPERTS have warned that eating black-market meat could be putting people’s health at risk.

Without checks on their health, the butchered animals could be carrying diseases, or the meat could be contaminated.

Roy Porter, who runs a butchers in Chatburn, said: “It is very worrying from the point of view of the animals’ welfare.

“Quite often when they are killed illegally, they are not shot using the right equipment.”

Geoff Riley, who runs Riley’s Butchers, in Crawshawbooth, said: “It is shocking to hear about this kind of thing.

“The problem is there is a market for anything if it is cheap enough.”

PC Chew said those who bought illegal meat were at risk of contracting diseases.

He said: “Part of the issue is that you do not know what you are getting if you buy this kind of meat.

“There might not have been the proper checks done on it to make sure it has not got any diseases, worms, or TB, that could be passed on to humans.

“We are taking a tough stance on this type of rural crime, with joint patrols with partner agencies, land owners, and gamekeepers taking place.”

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11:39am Thu 6 Mar 14

shytalk says...

It's time they checked halal meat to see if any of that is contaminated. Can't do that though as it would be seen to be racist..
It's time they checked halal meat to see if any of that is contaminated. Can't do that though as it would be seen to be racist.. shytalk
  • Score: 18

1:02pm Thu 6 Mar 14

sen c b l says...

shytalk wrote:
It's time they checked halal meat to see if any of that is contaminated. Can't do that though as it would be seen to be racist..
Are you defending contaminated black maket meat with your stupid comment?

Utter shyitetalk.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: It's time they checked halal meat to see if any of that is contaminated. Can't do that though as it would be seen to be racist..[/p][/quote]Are you defending contaminated black maket meat with your stupid comment? Utter shyitetalk. sen c b l
  • Score: -8

1:30pm Thu 6 Mar 14

wrinkles says...

From the increased amount of rustling livestock from farms, there's obviously a large black market
From the increased amount of rustling livestock from farms, there's obviously a large black market wrinkles
  • Score: 9

1:31pm Thu 6 Mar 14

wrinkles says...

From the increased rustling of livestock from farms, there's obviously a large black market.
From the increased rustling of livestock from farms, there's obviously a large black market. wrinkles
  • Score: 7

3:41pm Thu 6 Mar 14

idysalim says...

shytalk wrote:
It's time they checked halal meat to see if any of that is contaminated. Can't do that though as it would be seen to be racist..
attitudes and individuals like yourself do no good for any side..read up before making your outlandish claims you complete moron..assuming your willing to throw away your clear prejudices
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: It's time they checked halal meat to see if any of that is contaminated. Can't do that though as it would be seen to be racist..[/p][/quote]attitudes and individuals like yourself do no good for any side..read up before making your outlandish claims you complete moron..assuming your willing to throw away your clear prejudices idysalim
  • Score: -2

5:28pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Openminded? says...

shytalk wrote:
It's time they checked halal meat to see if any of that is contaminated. Can't do that though as it would be seen to be racist..
What has this got to do with Halal meat? Why is it that individuals want to try to twist everything into a race/religion issue?

shytalk? more like sh!ttalk
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: It's time they checked halal meat to see if any of that is contaminated. Can't do that though as it would be seen to be racist..[/p][/quote]What has this got to do with Halal meat? Why is it that individuals want to try to twist everything into a race/religion issue? shytalk? more like sh!ttalk Openminded?
  • Score: 5

8:15pm Thu 6 Mar 14

mark anthony says...

Will be hard to chew
Will be hard to chew mark anthony
  • Score: 2

9:06pm Thu 6 Mar 14

CeeBee85 says...

sen c b l wrote:
shytalk wrote:
It's time they checked halal meat to see if any of that is contaminated. Can't do that though as it would be seen to be racist..
Are you defending contaminated black maket meat with your stupid comment?

Utter shyitetalk.
Read the article and comment properly - sen c b l is probably referring the quite frankly, barbaric way in which the animals are killed. The practice is disgusting and should be outlawed. I highly doubt the equipment used meets standards.
[quote][p][bold]sen c b l[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: It's time they checked halal meat to see if any of that is contaminated. Can't do that though as it would be seen to be racist..[/p][/quote]Are you defending contaminated black maket meat with your stupid comment? Utter shyitetalk.[/p][/quote]Read the article and comment properly - sen c b l is probably referring the quite frankly, barbaric way in which the animals are killed. The practice is disgusting and should be outlawed. I highly doubt the equipment used meets standards. CeeBee85
  • Score: 4

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