Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Belgium: Flemish Minister wants ban on kosher slaughter

Remember how last year Flemish Minister for Animal Welfare Ben Weyts promised the Jewish community that his proposed ban on slaughter without stunning will not affect religious slaughter?

Well, he lied.

In a recent interview he said that he would like such a ban, though he realizes that in today's current political climate, such a law won't pass.  But if he could ban it, he would, because "we should avoid any suffering of animals that we can".

Belgium, btw, allows hunting for pleasure, and is one of only five European countries to still produce foie gras by force-feeding geese.

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