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  • Dutch Senate to appoint ritual slaughter commission

    December 21, 2011 | 10:22 am

    The Dutch Senate has delayed its vote on banning ritual slaughter and will appoint a commission to study putting new standards for such slaughter into place.

    Undersecretary for Agriculture Henk Bleker said Wednesday that he will appoint the commission to establish standards for...

  • Dutch withdraw bill banning ritual slaughter

    December 14, 2011 | 11:05 am

    A bill to ban ritual slaughter was withdrawn by the Dutch Senate days before a scheduled vote.

    Animal Rights Party leader Marianne Thieme withdrew the bill late Tuesday after a majority of senators expressed their objection to the ban on kosher slaughter, or shechitah. The measure...