Poland partially revokes its ban on ritual animal slaughter

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The Polish parliament has given in to worldwide pressure from Jewish and Muslim groups and revised its ban on ritual slaughter of animals without pre-stunning.

Warsaw in Poland

Warsaw in Poland

The Sejm (Polish parliament) made a statement in a position paper sent recently to the country’s Constitutional Tribunal. It permits religious slaughter without stunning if the meat is for the consumption of local Jewish and Muslim communities only.

The ritual slaughter of animals carried out for economic or commercial reasons remains illegal.

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Categories: Europe, Israel, Poland, Religion

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