Tags: Ritual Slaughter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:48
The European Parliament has approved proposals to introduce mandatory labelling of ritually slaughtered meat.