Our animal welfare laws forbid animals to be slaughtered by the religious method where their throats are cut and they bleed to death (Oxford Mail, January 5).

However, our laws give exemptions to religious groups.

It is crazy that this meat can legally be put on the open market without any labelling.

We should all know what we are eating and how it is produced.

Our laws should apply equally and fairly to all and there should never be any compromises when it comes to animal welfare.

We seem to be slipping back into the Dark Ages.

For our schools to promote animal cruelty is shameful.

The headteacher of Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford, Sue Mortimer, should do the decent thing and resign - and without any early pension!

BRIAN CANNON High Acres Farm Great Bourton Banbury