Vlaams Belang campaigning against halal in Flanders

In the next few weeks, Vlaams Belang plans to conduct a campaign to inform Flemish customers about the increasing supply of halal products. The campaign, which is utilizing the slogan Consumers against Islamization says that it does not support a boycott, but emphasized that the growth of a halal market may fit in with radicalist Islamic movements. Vlaams Belang is focusing on halal meat, citing the strict regulations are in line with anti-Western connotations of animal welfare. Halal butchers to not use anesthesia on animals, while Vlaams Belang member Filip Dewinter says that use of anesthesia is part of Western ethical norms regarding the welfare of the animal.