Your item on halal meat being served to children at Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford needs to be "fleshed out" somewhat (Oxford Mail, January 5).

You describe halal slaughter as merely "different". In fact, this method involves not stunning the animal before its throat is cut and it bleeds to death.

This is illegal under normal UK animal welfare legislation, as it is in all Western nations.

Kosher and halal slaughter is an exemption to our cruelty laws.

See the RSPCA website on this controversial issue for scientific evidence about the pain.

Is animal cruelty now politically correct for our "liberal" headmistress?

T BRADSHAW St Giles Oxford