Tag: religious slaughter

EU slaughter rules do not curb halal, kosher practices, top court adviser says

| 01/12/2017 | Reply
EU slaughter rules do not curb halal, kosher practices, top court adviser says

A European Union stipulation that ritual slaughter must take place in slaughterhouses does not curb religious rights, an adviser to the bloc’s top court said.

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Austalia: Senator decries ‘religious tax’ on kosher, halal meat.

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Austalia: Senator decries ‘religious tax’ on kosher, halal meat.

Jewish organizations in Australia have expressed confidence in their government’s protection of shechita from a parliamentary enquiry.

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UK: Public overwhelmingly want end to religious slaughter

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Public overwhelmingly want end to religious slaughter

The latest parliamentary debate on the future of shechita has seen MPs put forward robust defences of kosher and halal religious slaughtering practises.

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UK: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

| 07/11/2014 | Reply
UK: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

Animal welfare campaigners in the House of Commons will not seek a vote to ban shechita in Britain, a leading MP has promised.

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UK: Halal body condemns BVA ‘attacks’ over non-stun slaughter

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal body condemns BVA ‘attacks’ over non-stun slaughter

Halal Authority Board’s response to the BVA president Robin Hargreaves’ appeals to UK party leaders to end non-stun slaughter.

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UK: Ritual slaughter and animal welfare

| 29/06/2012 | 2 Replies
UK: Ritual slaughter and animal welfare

Halal Food Authority is working to achieve agreement with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs over the rules governing ritual slaughter of animals ahead of full implementation of new regulations.

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EU: Polish attorney general wants probe into halal, kosher slaughter

| 22/06/2012 | Reply
EU: Polish attorney general wants probe into halal, kosher slaughter

Polish Attorney General Andrzej Seremet has asked the Constitutional Tribunal to review whether halal and kosher ritual slaughter violates the country’s animal treatment laws.

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Dutch upper house rejects ban on ritual slaughter

| 19/06/2012 | Reply
Dutch upper house rejects ban on ritual slaughter

European Union regulations require animals to be stunned before slaughter but allow exceptions for ritual slaughter, which the European Court of Human Rights has ruled is a religious right.

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UK: Government to review non-stun slaughter

| 08/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Government to review non-stun slaughter

“The position of the government is absolutely clear. We would prefer to see all animals stunned before slaughter but we do respect the right for people to eat meat which is prepared in a way that reflects their religious beliefs and we will continue to allow religious slaughter.”

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UK: Islamic scholars say ’NO to machine slaughtered animals’

| 07/06/2012 | 3 Replies
UK: Islamic scholars say ’NO to machine slaughtered animals’

Machine slaughter of animals for halal consumption has been unanimously rejected by 40 of the country’s top Islamic scholars a UK conference has heard. With over 3.5 million poultry being slaughtered halal by machines, this method could now be stopped.

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UK: Muslims of all major branches of Islam sign “Birmingham Declaration”

| 03/06/2012 | Reply
UK:  Muslims of all major branches of Islam sign “Birmingham Declaration”

A proposal was made to set up a UK Halal Commission at a meeting set up by the Association of Non Stun Abbatoirs and led partly the the Muslim Council of Britain. The ‘Birmingham Declaration’, stating the need for this central body, was signed at the event.

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UK: MPs want curbs on ‘unacceptable’ religious slaughter

| 28/05/2012 | Reply
UK: MPs want curbs on ‘unacceptable’ religious slaughter

The government is facing renewed calls to curb the slaughtering of animals that have not first been rendered unconscious – a debate that pits religious sensitivities against the convictions of animal welfare campaigners. “New measures” might be needed to enforce the law properly, she said.

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