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Poland partially revokes its ban on ritual animal slaughter

Poland partially revokes its ban on ritual animal slaughter

Posted: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:11

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.

Leading vet calls for an end to religious slaughter

Leading vet calls for an end to religious slaughter

Posted: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:44

A leading vet has said the religious slaughter of animals should be banned, unless Muslims and Jews can voluntarily adopt more humane methods of killing.

Denmark bans religious slaughter

Denmark bans religious slaughter

Posted: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:52

Denmark's Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen has signed into law a regulation that bans religious slaughter of animals.

NSS backs call for religious slaughter ban ahead of House of Lords debate

NSS backs call for religious slaughter ban ahead of House of Lords debate

Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:53

The National Secular Society has backed renewed calls from the RSPCA and other animal welfare organisations for an end to the religious exemption that allows farm animals to be slaughtered without prior stunning.

Catholic Bishops step into Poland’s religious slaughter debate – and create a Church-state confrontation

Catholic Bishops step into Poland’s religious slaughter debate – and create a Church-state confrontation

Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:17

The Polish Catholic Bishops Conference has issued a statement in support of the campaign to reverse the country's ban on religious slaughter of animals.

Pope adds to the pressure on Poland to reverse its ban on ritual slaughter

Pope adds to the pressure on Poland to reverse its ban on ritual slaughter

Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:25

The Pope has promised Jewish and Muslim leaders in Poland that he will do his best to overturn the ban on religious slaughter that was agreed by the Polish Constitutional Court in January.

Muslim man who ritually slaughtered goats didn’t know it was against the law

Muslim man who ritually slaughtered goats didn’t know it was against the law

Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:00

A Somali refugee who improvised a halal abattoir in a private house where he killed four goats, has been sentenced to a 12 months in jail suspended for two years by an Irish court.

Poland votes to keep ban on religious slaughter

Poland votes to keep ban on religious slaughter

Posted: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:30

Despite pressure from religious groups and farmers, the Polish parliament has rejected a Government bill that would have lifted the ban on ritual slaughter of animals without pre-stunning.

No change to religious slaughter rules

No change to religious slaughter rules

Posted: Fri, 31 May 2013 09:56

The government has said it will not remove the exemption from animal welfare law that permits religious communities to slaughter animals without pre-stunning – despite "strong pressure" from welfare groups, veterinary interests and the public for a prohibition on all slaughter without stunning.

Economic crisis forcing Poland to reconsider its ban on ritual slaughter

Economic crisis forcing Poland to reconsider its ban on ritual slaughter

Posted: Tue, 21 May 2013 14:17

The Polish parliament, which banned ritual slaughter of animals for the halal and kosher markets in January, is now considering revoking the law because of economic pressures.

Majority oppose ritual slaughter of animals

Majority oppose ritual slaughter of animals

Posted: Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:56

A new Yougov poll for the Jewish Chronicle shows a majority back a ban on religious slaughter. 45% of respondents supported a ban, 27% were against and 28% said they didn't know.

NSS calls on Environment Minister to consider labelling of meat from religious slaughter

NSS calls on Environment Minister to consider labelling of meat from religious slaughter

Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 2013 09:49

The National Secular Society has called on the Government to consider mandatory labelling of meat from religious slaughter as part of its response to the horse meat scandal.

Polish court rules that ritual slaughter is unconstitutional and illegal

Polish court rules that ritual slaughter is unconstitutional and illegal

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:14

Poland's highest court, the Constitutional Tribunal, ruled this week that the ritual slaughter of animals by religious groups violates the country's constitution and animal protection laws.

NSS calls on Government to end religious exemption from animal welfare laws

NSS calls on Government to end religious exemption from animal welfare laws

Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:26

The National Secular Society has called on the Government to end the religious exemption to animal welfare legislation that permits animals to be slaughtered without stunning.

British vets call for labelling of meat from religious slaughter

Posted: Fri, 27 May 2011 13:41

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has called for the labelling of meat from animals slaughtered without pre-stunning in response to the increase of ritually slaughtered meat 'unknowingly' entering the general market.

NSS urges MEPs to support labelling of religiously slaughtered meat

Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:48

The National Secular Society has written to members of The European Parliament EnvironemntI Committee urging them to support an amendment to food labelling legislation that would ensure meat from slaughter without stunning is accurately labelled.

MEPs back proposals to introduce mandatory labelling of halal and kosher meat

MEPs back proposals to introduce mandatory labelling of halal and kosher meat

Posted: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:48

The European Parliament has approved proposals to introduce mandatory labelling of ritually slaughtered meat.