The Flemish Region passed the measure over vociferous objections by faith community leaders. It will go into effect January 1.
“Essentially it’s about animal rights and children’s autonomy that are perceived as more important than religious freedom.”
Is kosher slaughter really humane?
The Dutch government announced it plans to limit ritual slaughter through new measures, including a ban on the export of kosher and halal meat.
France’s chief rabbi warned the country’s association of veterinarians of the “far-reaching” consequences of its recent opposition to the ritual slaughter of animals.
British lawmakers spent three hours debating a possible ban on religious slaughter.
A Polish court ruled that the de-facto ban imposed last year on slaughter without stunning of animals, which includes kosher and halal ritual slaughter, is unconstitutional.
The Muslim custom of killing sheep at temporary slaughterhouses jeopardizes all ritual slaughter in Belgium, a Cabinet minister there warned.
The parliament in Lithuania passed a law permitting ritual slaughter in the country, spurring a protest by animal rights activists.
We were out weeding squash last week when Fred came over to say he had to show me something but he feared it would lead to an act of violence.