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Kirralie Smith is the creator of the halal choices website, shopping guide book and phone app and an expert on halal certification of foods and supermarkets in Australia www.halalchoices.com.au

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Porky Pies Over Exports


Time and again the halal certification advocates throw up the export argument. Those of us who want a choice, or even refuse to buy halal, are accused of hurting good ol’ Aussie businesses. We are wrecking the economy, closing businesses down, yada, yada, yada!

Let me say right now, it is a myth. A furphy. A porky pie if you will.

As you read these statistics and figures remember this;  The official census figures tell us 2.2% of our nation is Islamic.

Recently I wrote an article explaining how less than 5% of all Australian chicken is exported and yet more than 80% of it is halal certified. I went on to explain how the majority of the export destinations are not even Islamic. So more than 80% of our chicken is subject to an Islamic religious practices and fees, yet less than 2% could even possibly require it.

This theme continues across many staples including world famous industries such as white milk, fresh bread and red meat.

Let’s have a look at fresh bread. Sales from exports account for less than one per cent of turnover in bread manufacturing. Yet most of the major supermarket bread brands in Australia pay halal certification fees. Way more than half pay an Islamic religious fee,  yet only around 2% of the population could possibly require it.

What about the great daily staple of white milk? Australia produces a huge amount of this stuff with around 40% exported.  With all the major brands like Parmalat, Lion and Dairy Framers forking out the Islamic religious fees you would think most of that 40% must end up in the Middle East or the predominantly Muslim Asian countries. You would be wrong. The biggest market after Australia is China, Japan, and then Singapore. Way down the list is Malaysia and Indonesia. Yet the big milk companies whinge about how little money is made producing milk... and we all know the farmer gets buggar all.

Yet somehow they manage to find enough money to pay this Islamic religious tax to appease a very small percentage of the market.

And the holy grail of the defenders of the halal faith is meat exports.

Did you know our biggest customers for frozen or chilled meat exports are the USA, Japan, and Korea who combined account for about 70% of the total? The Middle East and Asia make up less than 20%.

Australian consumers deserve accurate information and a choice as to whether or not they want to fund Islamic religious practices. It is not the same as organic, heart tick or Kosher which are all clearly labelled so you can choose.

This is a religious practice that 2.2 % of our population adheres to and it is being imposed upon us without our knowledge most of the time.

So the next time a halal sympathiser throws the export myth in your face tell them their serve of porky pie simply lacks any substance.

 

References:

 http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/retail-industry/submissions/sub001.pdf 

 http://www.dairyaustralia.com.au/Industry-information/About-Dairy-Australia/~/media/Documents/Stats%20and%20markets/In%20Focus/Australian%20Dairy%20Industry%20In%20Focus%202013.pdf

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/ag-food/quota/red-meat/red-meat-statistics/latest-meat-export-figures.pdf



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Who certified halal to be legal in Australia ?

This is interesting to say the least. http://hotcopper.com.au/threads/sent-to-the-trade-minister-registered-trade-mark-halal.2414405/?post_id=14376164#.VNFhD4bEmrW

HALAL IS A HUGE CON: Time and again the halal certification advocates throw up the export argument. Those of us who want a choice, or even refuse to buy halal, are accused of hurting good ol’ Aussie businesses. We are wrecking the economy, closing businesses down, yada, yada, yada! Let me say right now, it is a myth. A furphy. A porky pie if you will. As you read these statistics and figures remember this; The official census figures tell us 2.2% of our nation is Islamic. Recently I wrote an article explaining how less than 5% of all Australian chicken is exported and yet more than 80% of it is halal certified. I went on to explain how the majority of the export destinations are not even Islamic. So more than 80% of our chicken is subject to an Islamic religious practices and fees, yet less than 2% could even possibly require it. This theme continues across many staples including world famous industries such as white milk, fresh bread and red meat. Let’s have a look at fresh bread. Sales from exports account for less than one per cent of turnover in bread manufacturing. Yet most of the major supermarket bread brands in Australia pay halal certification fees. Way more than half pay an Islamic religious fee, yet only around 2% of the population could possibly require it. What about the great daily staple of white milk? Australia produces a huge amount of this stuff with around 40% exported. With all the major brands like Parmalat, Lion and Dairy Framers forking out the Islamic religious fees you would think most of that 40% must end up in the Middle East or the predominantly Muslim Asian countries. You would be wrong. The biggest market after Australia is China, Japan, and then Singapore. Way down the list is Malaysia and Indonesia. Yet the big milk companies whinge about how little money is made producing milk... and we all know the farmer gets buggar all. Yet somehow they manage to find enough money to pay this Islamic religious tax to appease a very small percentage of the market. And the holy grail of the defenders of the halal faith is meat exports. Did you know our biggest customers for frozen or chilled meat exports are the USA, Japan, and Korea who combined account for about 70% of the total? The Middle East and Asia make up less than 20%. Australian consumers deserve accurate information and a choice as to whether or not they want to fund Islamic religious practices. It is not the same as organic, heart tick or Kosher which are all clearly labelled so you can choose. This is a religious practice that 2.2 % of our population adheres to and it is being imposed upon us without our knowledge most of the time. So the next time a halal sympathiser throws the export myth in your face tell them their serve of porky pie simply lacks any substance.

Halal Certification is a total scam because the stone statue named Allah said this in Quran 5:5:- This day [all] good foods have been made lawful, and the food of those who were given the Scripture is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them.

Well Kirralie, the next step is to WARN those non Muslim countries that are receiving HALAL products from Australia. Surely those countries would not want this shit happening. Some greasy dirty bearded arse wipe bending over "blessing" their food, huh?

There is a very strong demand for virgins as well, we know that for sure. But would it be right to round them up an ship them out? Cows should not be rounded up and turned into sailors either, I know there's lots of money in it but it's not right. Cruelty is a no no in a civilized society.

Alpinist, you can’t be serious? Do you really think that no one is noticing? Just because a lot of the mainstream media are to bloody scared to run with the story for fear of offending a few Muslims, doesn’t mean that no one is noticing. What do you suggest, we just lay down and take it up the Khyber from the Muslim propaganda machine?

Not me sunshine. If we keep the issue going, eventually we will find a politician who has a spine and can feel the mood of the people “they claim” to represent and will eventually do something about it.

A lot of people bagged Pauline Hanson, but she said what a lot of people were thinking but didn’t have the guts to say. What we need are a few politicians who have the mindset of saying what people are thinking instead of saying what the PC brigade think won’t offend minority groups for fear of being labelled a racist.

Imagine how good Australia would be if a few politicians in Canberra had the brains and determination of Kirralie Smith?

Alpinist, this is not the Drum, so there is no need to be obnoxious. That the media has lost interest is not relevant. All power to Kirralea and best wishes to her for exposing what is obviously a nasty racket.

I don't think it is Christian to call wrong "right".

I'm not familiar with "name calling" as a form of civilised debate so do your worst. I saw your posts on another thread concerning Bega cheese and you resorted to name calling there. As a resident of the South Coast, which I believed you also professed to be, I can tell you that if a business regardless of its' location chooses to pay an halal certification tax then it is contributing to the furtherance of Sharia law in Australia and terrorism both here and overseas. This needs to be stopped straight away - no question. If you have doubts do your research, no one is asking you to believe blindly. However, if you dislike the idea that people reject those things then I too, question your motivation in being here.

Our soldiers and police risking their lives against terrorism and rights gone with Sharia law - all for profits overseas? You call someone "stupid" because they fail to agree. Looks like you might like to try on the words: "treason" and "coward" for a fit

A news story on channel 7 last night - that Kraft is pu;;ing all its vegemite off the shelves in UK as sales have dropped hugely. The reporter had no reason other to say there must have been a drop in aussie tourists. I don't have the evidence that it was anti-halal but if they are working as hard in the UK and elsewhere as we are, then one can only hope. So thanks Kirralie for giving us the tools to try. 60,000 plus likes on "boycott halal in Australia" and, of course, all the thousands of likes on "halal choices". It's only the beginning.

NO Tman, our exports need not be stopped at all. IF certification is required - it can be arranged and paid for by the buyer. It can be and should be done. No halal here. Too easy.

Exports can continue - just we dont have any halal certification here locally. What part of that can you NOT UNDERSTAND? are you that stupid? NO halal HERE!

Exactly, Tman - why dont you READ what people say you bloody moron!

Yes Eric. Please go and put that suggestion of yours under its own heading.

Tman, a government non profit agency being responsible for testing and certification would put an end to the extortion scam.

Tman you are obsessed with HALAL certification. Why?

No-one is stopping exports. Exports can continue. Some Australians would just like the food that is HALAL certified to be labelled, so that we can leave it on the shelf. Thank you Tman. We don't force you to eat something you don't want to eat. Show us the same respect.

Thorn, Tman will never get real. To get real you need to understand the premis of the argument. Tman has shown that he cannot.