Export of kosher meat from Poland can continue - for now

The ban was initially part of a new "animal welfare" bill.

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA ,

Shechita (kosher slaughter)
Shechita (kosher slaughter)
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A ban on the for-export production of kosher and halal meat in Poland is off the table for the parliament there.

An amendment to the draft of the Law on Animal Protection introduced Thursday by the agriculture committee omits the ban proposal from the bill submitted last week by the ruling Law and Justice party, wPolityce.pl reported.

Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz of the Polish People’s Party warned during a committee debate Thursday that banning the for-export production of halal and kosher meat would cost the Polish economy $1.8 billion.

The amended bill ends the breeding of animals for the fur industry, ban the use of circus animals and increase supervision on animal shelters.



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