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September 04, 2019 - euronews

Belgian region bans Halal and Kosher slaughter of animals

Belgian region bans Halal and Kosher slaughter of animals
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The right to follow one's religion and support for animal rights are going head to head in Belgium.

As of September 1st the region of Wallonia has joined the region of Flanders in effectively banning halal and kosher slaughter, a decision that has serious implications for butchers.  Animal slaughter without prior stunning is already banned in several EU countries. Belgium the latest to test the legal lines. Animal Welfare group GAIA insists the ban is not targeting certain religious communities.

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