Slovenia’s National Assembly is set to vote on a proposed ban on all ritual slaughter, which the European Union member country’s government recently submitted for approval.
A prominent European rabbinical group has warned that kosher slaughter could come under further attack this year in European Union countries.
The Dutch senate voted to approve a deal to allow ritual slaughter in the Netherlands.
Polish President Bronisław Komorowski said he supports European Jews' right to kosher slaughter, or shechitah.
A few streets over from the bookstore where Anne Frank bought her famous diary, the only kosher butcher shop in Holland is bustling. Two employees man the long counter at Slagerij Marcus, pausing from chopping meat to sell customers a bit of this or that for Shabbat dinner.
European Jewish groups slammed a decision by the lower house of the Dutch parliament to ban the ritual slaughter of animals. The Conference of European Rabbis President Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt called the ban an outrage that would prevent Jews from living a Jewish life in The Netherlands.
Barring a last-minute policy reversal, Jewish leaders in New Zealand appear certain to launch legal action against the government over its controversial new law banning kosher slaughter.