AS an animal lover, I look carefully when I am shopping, trying to buy things that haven’t inflicted pain and suffering, buying products that haven’t been tested on animals and buying free range eggs in the knowledge that these hens have had a happy life.

Now I find that my two favourite stores — Sainsbury’s and M&S — are responsible for selling Halal meat to its customers without their knowledge. Well, shame on them.

People with any concerns should start supporting their local butcher, who can give assurance that the meat has been killed in a humane way. Well done to Asda for labelling Halal meat, where I will now start to do my shopping.

L Powell Lever Edge Lane Bolton