By Simon Kuper
By Jon Condon
While the sudden disappearance of any export market is damaging, early industry reaction suggests the cutbacks in quotas to Indonesia next year will have much less impact on the boxed beef trade than it will on live cattle exports.
By Jessica Elgot
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
Decision elicits “relief” from Jews and Muslims, frustration among right-wingers, animal rights activists promoting ban.
Bill, proposed by Animal Rights Party, would have required animals be stunned before slaughter.
The Association of Non Stun Abattoirs (ANSA), an industry body representing traditional UK Halal slaughterhouses, on Wednesday welcomed the news that the proposed parliamentary bill to ban religious slaughter of animals in the Netherlands had been withdrawn. It was reported earlier that the bill was withdrawn after a majority of Dutch senators expressed their reservations to the ban on Halal and Kosher slaughter.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Political support for a proposed ban on slaughtering animals without stunning them first appeared to crumble Tuesday as the Dutch senate debated legislation that Muslim and Jewish groups say violates their religious rights.
By Raffi BergBBC News, Amsterdam
Jews in Holland fear ban will spread across Europe, but acknowledge Muslims are in same boat.
ANSA (Association of Non Stun Abattoirs) has expressed dismay at the decision of the Dutch lower parliament to pass a law that would ban ritual slaughter in accordance with both Jewish law, known as shechita, and Muslim law, known as halal.
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European Jews fear future — and recall past horror — as Holland votes to ban kosher slaughter
The Dutch parliament is to vote on Tuesday on banning ritual slaughter – animal rights legislation that has been compared to the Nazis by the country’s Jewish religious leader.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch lawmakers are set to ban centuries-old Jewish and Muslim traditions of slaughtering animals, but agreed Wednesday to a last-minute compromise offering religious groups exemptions, if they can prove their method of killing livestock does not cause additional suffering.
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