Subway, halal meat and inevitable outrage from thick people
Whiffy sandwich chain Subway have defended changing the contents of some of its products due to demands by Muslims for meat to comply with Sharia law.
Sandwiches at 185 Subway outlets in Britain and Ireland no longer come with ham or bacon as the pig is regarded as unclean in Islam.
The pork has been replaced by turkey in a move the company hopes will avoid offending Muslim customers. Turkey is halal, or clean, to Muslims.
The branches that have adopted the new policy will sticker such details prominently.
Of course, there are two ways to look at this. One is the 'getting a bit UKIP about it' and writing to the Daily Mail. The other is to look at it from the aspect of Subway being canny and knowing their audience.
Subway is one of the few food chains that seem to have increased its presence on the high street, usually being the only chain in some town centres where even the likes of Costa and Starbucks are still but a fantasy.
That said, should the likes of McDonalds, Burger King and Greggs follow suit?
Halal slaughter can only be carried out by Muslim men, but critics claim it is inhumane as the animal is conscious at the moment of slaughter.
However the EU requires that animals should be stunned before slaughter, but Muslim leaders don't dig that as it goes against the tenets of the Koran.
HEAVEN (OR HELL) FORBID THAT PEOPLE ACTUALLY TAKE A HOLY BOOK SERIOUSLY.
Apparently not stunning something you're about to kill and eat causes unnecessary suffering, but stunning before killing and eating is all very cool.
Ultimately, the animals are the losers and Subway are very much the winners in this scenario regardless of whoever they offend or attract.
Bloody Nora, even we're put off by the idea of meat now, and we LOVE a bit of sausage.