Kosher slaughter prohibition

Belgian ban on kosher slaughter goes into effect

Law requiring animals to receive electric shock before slaughter goes into effect in Wallonia. Conference of European Rabbis concerned.Nitsan Keidar, 9/1/2019, 4:18 AM

Dutch party begins 2nd attempt to ban kosher slaughter

Defying opposition from constitutional court, Dutch party launches second bid to ban kosher and halal slaughter.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 5/16/2019, 9:48 PM

Malmö Jews, city officials work to resume kosher meat sales

Community spokesman: 'There was never a food hygiene concern; this is a bureaucratic issue that will soon be resolved.'JTA - Mordechai Sones, 10/8/2018, 6:35 PM

English county bans kosher slaughter

Lancashire County, on the suburbs of Manchester, will no longer allow meat from ritual slaughter of animals to be served in public schools.Ben Ariel and JTA, 12/21/2017, 4:07 AM

German party calls for end to kosher slaughtering

Popular German right-populist party's platform calls to end religious slaughtering, minarets, Muslim calls to prayer and more.JTA, 4/26/2016, 10:22 AM

Holland again seeks to curtail kosher slaughter

Production of such meat will be supervised by government authorities and export of kosher and halal meat will be banned.Gil Ronen, 2/17/2016, 8:10 PM

Belgium Won't Ban Kosher Slaughter

Belgium’s Minister for Animal Welfare advises a European Jewish group that kosher slaughter will not be banned in the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2014, 3:46 AM

Kosher Slaughter Ban Overturned in Poland

Landmark decision declares kosher slaughter constitutional in Poland; Rabbis hail 'precedent-setting' ruling.Eliran Aharon, 12/10/2014, 7:12 PM

UK: Muslims, Jews Fight Proposed Kosher, Halal Ban

Muslim and Jewish communities in Britain unite to fend off allegations that ritual slaughter equates 'animal cruelty.'Tova Dvorin, 3/9/2014, 11:33 AM

Deputy British PM Opposes Kosher Slaughter Ban

"No government of which I’m part" will ban shechita, says Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.Elad Benari, 3/9/2014, 5:10 AM

Britain's Top Vet Calls For Shechita Ban

Britain may join Poland and Denmark in banning ritual slaughter for 'cruelty,' announces veterinary association president.Ari Yashar, 3/6/2014, 8:31 PM

EC President to Protect Jews' Rights

Jose Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission (EC), meets European rabbis in wake of latest anti-Semitism.Elad Benari, 2/19/2014, 2:42 AM

Rabbi: Kosher Slaughter Ban Not Anti-Semitic

Copenhagen rabbi: ban on kosher slaughter is problematic, but false accusations of anti-Semitism won’t help.Maayana Miskin, 2/16/2014, 12:42 PM

MK: Kosher Slaughter Ban 'The Height of Hypocrisy'

Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked attacks Denmark over kosher slaughter ban, notes Danes vetoed Israeli fur ban a few years ago.Tova Dvorin, 2/14/2014, 11:04 AM

Rabbi Lau: We'll Act to Reverse Danish Ban

Israeli officials react to Denmark’s decision to ban kosher slaughter as of next week. Bennett: "We stand behind the Jewish community."Elad Benari, 2/14/2014, 1:13 AM

Lithuania Trying to Cash in On Slaughter Ban

Lithuania takes a step towards legalizing the ritual slaughter of livestock for food after neighboring Poland imposed a ban.Elad Benari, 10/16/2013, 5:44 AM

Polish Muslims Invoke EU Law against Slaughter Ban

Adopting a new legal strategy, Muslim leader says EU law is enough to overturn kosher-halal ban.Arutz Sheva, 9/11/2013, 8:08 AM

Polish Muslim: Kosher, Halal Slaughter Are Legal

The head of Poland's Muslim community says a ban on halal and kosher slaughter is invalid under European law.Elad Benari, 9/11/2013, 3:43 AM

Poland's Top Court to Rule on Kosher Slaughter Ban

Poland's top court will consider whether Jews and Muslims can perform kosher and halal slaughter despite a recent ban.Elad Benari, 9/4/2013, 4:44 AM

Pope to 'Investigate' Polish Slaughter Ban

Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into a Polish ban on the ritual kosher slaughter of animals, says WJC head Ron Lauder.Elad Benari, 9/3/2013, 2:13 AM

Polish Minister Promises to Fight Slaughter Ban

The Polish Minister in charge of a committee on solving the kosher slaughter ban says he's prepared to go to the Constitutional Court.Elad Benari, 7/22/2013, 6:15 AM

Polish PM to Form Committee to Discuss Slaughter

Polish Prime Minister gives his consent to the establishment of a committee that will find a solution to allow kosher slaughtering.Elad Benari, 7/19/2013, 4:42 AM

Poland's PM: No Plans to Reverse Slaughter Ban

Poland's PM Donald Tusk says he has no plans to reintroduce legislation to lift a ban on the production of kosher meat.Elad Benari, 7/17/2013, 6:13 AM

Europe's Jews Call for Unity Over Shechita Ban

European Jewish Association calls for united efforts towards reversing the Polish parliament's decision to ban kosher slaughter.Elad Benari, 7/16/2013, 4:44 AM

Knesset Speaker Tells Poland: Rethink Shechita Ban

MK Edelstein: Poland has moral duty to change 'unacceptable decision' on kosher slaughterGil Ronen, 7/14/2013, 8:11 PM

Poland Strikes Down Kosher Slaughter Bill

Poland's parliament rejects the ritual slaughter of livestock for food, angering the Jewish community as well as farmers and exporters.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/13/2013, 1:35 AM

Fois Gras Law ‘a Double-Edged Sword,’ Rabbi Warns

MK’s bill on banning delicacy could be used to support European ban on kosher slaughter, French Jewish leader says.Maayana Miskin, 6/18/2013, 10:24 AM

Polish Court Bans Kosher Slaughter

Poland’s top court bans ritual slaughter, but move is largely symbolic due to new EU rules. , 11/28/2012, 1:43 AM