Kosher slaughter

Muslim Custom Puts All Ritual Slaughter At Risk, Belgium Official Says

09/28/2014 - 20:00

The Muslim custom of killing sheep at temporary slaughterhouses jeopardizes all ritual slaughter in Belgium, a Cabinet minister there warned.

Berkeley Kosher Slaughter Workshop Canceled Amid Outcry

05/03/2014 - 20:00

SAN FRANCISCO  — A planned workshop in Berkeley, Calif., on kosher slaughter — during which 15 hens were to be killed — was canceled Thursday amid public outcry from animal rights groups and others.

Poll: 45 Percent Would Ban Kosher Slaughter In Britain

03/28/2013 - 20:00

About 45 percent of 1,900 Britons polled favored banning Jewish ritual slaughter and 38 percent said they favored banning nonmedical circumcision.

Partial Victory in New Zealand in Fight Over Shechitah Ban

11/29/2010 - 19:00

SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) -- A controversial ban on kosher slaughter by New Zealand's agriculture minister has been partially reversed amid allegations that his decision was taken to appease Muslim countries that have lucrative trade relations with New Zealand.

The reversal marked only a partial victory for the Jewish community: While the ban on kosher slaughter of poultry was suspended and a deal on kosher lamb is still being negotiated, the ban on beef is expected to remain in place. That means kosher beef will have to be imported from Australia.

Kosher Slaughter Allowed in New Zealand Until Trial

08/08/2010 - 20:00

SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) – A judge in New Zealand has allowed the kosher slaughter of animals to resume until the lawsuit filed by the Jewish community against the government comes to trial.

Justice Denis Clifford, of the High Court in Wellington, confirmed Monday an agreement reached between the Jewish community and representatives of the Crown Law Office, which is representing Agriculture Minister David Carter.

New Zealand Bans Shechita

05/27/2010 - 20:00

SYDNEY (JTA) – New Zealand has banned shechita, the kosher slaughter of animals.

The country’s new animal welfare code, which took effect Friday, mandates that all animals for commercial consumption be stunned prior to slaughter to ensure they are treated “humanely and in accordance with good practice and scientific knowledge.”

The regulation has shocked the Jewish community.

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