A “halal” butcher has been taken to court after selling pork to Muslim customers for over three years.
According to Morocco World News, the Swiss butcher reportedly sold 3.1 tons of pork to his Muslim customers, telling them it was halal and trying to pass it off as calf meat.
Upon inspection of his facility, it was discovered that what he was selling as calf meat looked nothing like it should.
“If customers had known it was pork, they would not have bought it because Islam forbids the consumption of this type of meat,” the prosecutor handling the case said.
Now, the man is facing six months of jail time and is being fined 18,000 Swiss francs, which equates to roughly £11,880.
He was charged with “fraud and misrepresentation.”
As Morocco News noted, the butcher was engaging in two-fold deception in selling pork as if it were veal.
Firstly, Muslims were buying and consuming pork, which is against their religion.
Secondly, he was making higher profits since pork is cheaper than calf meat.