Denmark outlaws Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter as of next week
Won’t the natural progression of this law be the banning of the import of Kosher and Halal meat? Is something rotten in the state of Denmark?
The comments section have quickly shown how anti-Semitism/Xenophobia have attached themselves to this ‘cause’ for animal rights.
Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter will be illegal in Denmark starting on Monday, by order of Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen.
Ritual slaughter, known in Hebrew as shechita, is already banned in Poland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
The Netherlands attempted to ban shechita, but a deal was brokered, legalizing the practice in 2012.
On Monday, all slaughter that is not preceded by stunning will be forbidden in Denmark, rendering it impossible for ritual slaughter to be carried out according to Shar’ia or Halacha, Danish station TV2 reported on Wednesday.
“Animal rights come before religion,” the minister was quoted as saying.
More at the Jerusalem Post
Requirements for Halal slaughter at Halal Advocates of America
Requirements for kosher slaughter at Shechita UK