Ritual slaughter dispute should be taken to Polish Constitutional Court – Minister Boni

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The issue of Poland’s ban on ritual slaughter should be looked at the country’s Constitutional Court, Polish Minister of Administration and religious matters, and head of the newly appointed committee to resolve ritual slaughter dispute, Michał Boni said after meeting with chief Rabbi and Mufti.

This is the legal opinion on the matter from the Government Legislation Centre, the minister said. This results from a collision in the Polish law which one hand protects the rights of minorities to satisfy their needs and ont he other hand protects the rights of animals, Boni said.

On July 12 Poland’s parliament rejected government-drafted legislation that sought to reinstate the ritual slaughter of livestock, used in the production of kosher and halal meat, despite protests from Jewish and Muslim communities.

On Monday Boni met with Poland’s chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich and Mufti Tomasz Miskiewicz to discuss problems surrounding the ban.

Read the full story at The Warsaw Voice

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