Shechita Faces Ban in Poland

Orlando Radice
The Jewish Chronicle
July 12, 2013


The Polish parliament has defeated an attempt to protect religious slaughter in law.

In November last year, the constitutional court ruled that a derogation which allows Jews and Muslims to kill animals without pre-stunning was unconstitutional and incompatible with animal welfare laws.

In May, Prime Minister Donald Tusk, submitted a draft of new regulations designed to allow kosher and halal slaughter while reducing the suffering of the animals. The draft law was voted down today.

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