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Let’s lose the religious labels Category: CampaignHomeIndustry News UK & World

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7/4/12 www.ft.com

By Simon Kuper

The words ‘Islam’ and ‘Muslim’ are overused and have become catch-all terms to explain everything
Illustration showing a box labeled 'Islam' containing other labels©Luis Grañena

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Australia: Beef less affected than livex through Indo quota decision Category: CampaignIndustry News UK & WorldMeat & Poultry

23/12/11

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.

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Dutch compromise over kosher slaughter ban Category: Animal welfareCampaignHomeIndustry News UK & World

22/12/11  www.thejc.com

By Jessica Elgot

The Dutch government will not ban shechitah or halal slaughter outright, but said it would draw up new guidelines in an attempt to satisfy animal rights activists.

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Dutch Senate delays verdict on ritual slaughter Category: CampaignHomeIndustry News UK & World

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21/12/11

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT 

Decision elicits “relief” from Jews and Muslims, frustration among right-wingers, animal rights activists promoting ban.

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Dutch Senate to block ban on kosher, halal slaughter following Jewish, Muslim protest Category: Animal welfareCampaignHomeIndustry News UK & World

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16/12/11  www.haaretz.com

Bill, proposed by Animal Rights Party, would have required animals be stunned before slaughter.

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UK: ANSA welcomes withdrawal of proposed Dutch religious slaughter ban Category: Animal welfareCampaignHomeIndustry News UK & World

14/12/11

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the news that the proposed parliamentary bill to ban religious slaughter of animals in the Netherlands had been withdrawn. It was reported earlier that the bill was withdrawn after a majority of Dutch senators expressed their reservations to the ban on Halal and Kosher slaughter.

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Dutch senate debates ritual slaughter ban Category: CampaignHomeIndustry News UK & World

14/12/11

By TOBY STERLING, Associated Press

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.

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Netherland: What is the purpose of banning Halal meat? Category: Animal welfareCampaignHomeIndustry News UK & World

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3/12/11
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A vote was passed in April this year on bill banning slaughter of meat by Halal and kosher methods in Netherland.

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Should animals be stunned before slaughter? Category: Animal welfareCampaignHomeIndustry News UK & World

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1/12/11

By Raffi BergBBC News, Amsterdam

Meat in slaughterhouse

The slaughter of conscious animals was widely abandoned in the 20th Century and is now practised mainly in the Jewish and Muslim communities. Consumers increasingly expect animals to be stunned before death – but would banning other slaughter methods be an unacceptable violation of religious rights?

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EU: Rabbi: Ritual slaughter ban aimed at Muslims Category: CampaignHomeIndustry News UK & World

2/7/11 www.ynetnews.com

Jews in Holland fear ban will spread across Europe, but acknowledge Muslims are in same boat.

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UK: Ansa Regrets Dutch decision Category: Animal welfareCampaignConsumerHomeIndustry News UK & World

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2/7/11

Press Release

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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The First Cut: kosher killing ban shocks Jews Category: Animal welfareCampaignHomeIndustry News UK & WorldMeat & Poultry

30/6/11 www.thejc.com

European Jews fear future — and recall past horror — as Holland votes to ban kosher slaughter

The Netherlands was accused this week of following Nazi precedent by voting to outlaw the kosher slaughter of animals in a move which has shocked Jewish communities across Europe.

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Dutch government to vote on banning ritual slaughter of animals Category: Animal welfareCampaignHomeIndustry News UK & World

28/6/11 www.telegraph.co.uk

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 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.  

Jonathan Sacks, Britain’s Chief Rabbi, joined the campaign to stop the ban last week amid Jewish fears that pressure to ban ritual slaughter is growing across the EU Photo: Andrew Crowley
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Netherlands: Lawmakers work out ritual slaughter ban compromise Category: Animal welfareCampaignConsumerIndustry News UK & WorldMeat & Poultry

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22/6/11

By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press

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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