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Infamous lag Charles Bronson told prison bosses ‘stuff your halal turkey dinner’
December 26, 2020
Furious Charles Bronson told prison chiefs to stuff their Christmas dinner after he was offered halal turkey.
He hit the roof when inmates at HMP Woodhill were served the poultry slaughtered in accordance with Islam on Christmas Day.
Britain’s most notorious prisoner slammed the decision not to include a traditional turkey option.
He issued a complaint to bosses at the jail in Milton Keynes, Bucks, and said he would call his lawyer.
Bronson said it was the first time he had turned down a Christmas dinner in his 46 years behind bars.
He raged to son George Bamby: “Christmas dinner was crap. We never had no turkey, or no chicken. Nothing.
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“I’m not joking, they were serving up halal turkey. None of the lads in the unit ate it.
“I had no meat on Christmas Day. They could have offered normal chicken or turkey.
“I told them to stick it up their a***. I’m going to talk to my lawyer about this. It’s not right.”
Animal lover Bronson, 68, said he did not agree with the way halal meat is prepared.
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The hardman added: “I don’t want to eat it. The way the animals are killed is barbaric and I don’t agree with it. There should be options for everyone, halal and non-halal. I’m furious.
“I’m not accepting this one. It’s an absolute liberty.
"A national disgrace.”
The Ministry of Justice confirmed a complaint was received but said it did not comment on individual prisoners. It added there were other non-halal options on the menu.
Animals are usually stunned before they are killed but this does not always happen with halal slaughter, which is essential to Islam.
UK Food Standards Agency figures from 2011 suggested 84% of cattle, 81% of sheep and 88% of chickens killed for halal meat were stunned. Not using stunning has been branded cruel by the Farm Animal Welfare Council, the Humane Slaughter Association and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe.