This is Yasmin Jackson and her daughter Amari.
Until recently, Jackson sent Amari to the Kingswood Daycare Nursery, close to their home in Scotland.
However, Jackson pulled her daughter out after learning something disturbing.
On this particular day at school, Amari came with a regular packed lunch.
It contained chicken salad, bread sticks, humus, a bit of chocolate and some fruit.
But apparently, she wasn’t allowed to eat it.
When mom Jackson picked Amari up, she said she was hungry because she wasn’t allowed to eat her lunch that day.
Outraged, Jackson wanted to know why.
She asked one of the managers why her daughter had been denied her own lunch and given other food instead (food she refused to eat).
The daycare worker told her that it was because they weren’t sure if the meat was halal.
So what is halal food, exactly?
Here’s a great description for anyone who needs a refresher.
There are specific methods of preparation that go into halal meat.
Butchering is a different process entirely, depending on if meat is halal, kosher, or non-religious.
The nursery isn’t specifically halal, nor does it outline halal dietary restrictions on their website.
The nursery uses a private contractor, Zebedee’s, to provide their meals.
But again, while there are concessions for halal and dietary guidelines, it’s certainly not posted that it’s required anywhere.
And the manager of the school categorically denied that any of this ever happened.
They said that it simply didn’t occur, and they tried their best to quell any of Jackson’s anger.
However, she decided to remove her daughter from the school anyways.
Starving her young daughter, for whatever reason, was simply unacceptable.
Overall, it seems like something was miscommunicated and then the entire thing spiraled out of control.