Jewish group appeals Belgian slaughter ban (AA)

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By Serife Cetin
November 28, 2017

Belgium’s Jewish community has filed a lawsuit over legislation banning the slaughter of un-stunned animals in the country’s Francophone Walloon region.

Muslim and Jewish groups had voiced concerns over the prohibition, claiming it would effectively criminalize halal and kosher slaughter.

The lawsuit was submitted on Monday to the country’s constitutional court by the umbrella representative of Belgium’s Jewish Organizations, the CCOJB, the group said on Tuesday.

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