Belgium Bans Halal and Kosher Slaughter Methods Which See Animals Killed Without Bing Stunned First

Animals must now be stunned before their throats are cut in religious ritual

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A Belgian region has banned halal and kosher slaughter unless the animal is stunned before it is killed, despite critics saying it violates freedom of religion.

The northern region of Flanders is the first in Belgium to implement the ban, followed by the southern region of Wallonia in September.

When proposed, the law was slammed as ‘the greatest assault on Jewish religious rights since Nazi occupation’ by the European Jewish Congress.

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