Constitutional court’s decision in favor of an EJA-led petition against the ban, that would have been implemented in 2015, came just in time.
European Jewish Association director: ‘This is an important day for all European Jews.’
Poland’s constitutional court on Wednesday allowed the resumption of kosher slaughter in the country, ruling in favor of a petition to overturn a ban implemented last year.
Kosher slaughter will remain lawful in Poland. – Photo: EPA
“Jewish communities all over Europe can sigh in relief,” said a statement by the European Jewish Association (EJA), which led the drive to reallow kosher slaughter in Poland. Continue Reading »
Next week Denmark is to join the growing list of EU countries in banning kosher slaughter.
Denmark on Thursday joined the growing list of European countries to ban kosher slaughter. The ban is to take effect next week, after Denmark’s Agriculture Minister signed the order Thursday.
The ban is largely symbolic, because there are currently no kosher slaughterhouses in Denmark. Nearly all meat for the country’s small Jewish community is imported. Despite this, the country’s 6,000 Jews inundated government offices with protests over the ban.
Speaking to reporters, Minister Dan Jørgensen said that “animal rights come before religious rights. Continue Reading »