European Commissioner pledges thorough investigation into ban on ritual slaughter

European Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos has pledged to conduct a thorough investigation into the ban of ritual slaughter.

Ciolos made the pledge in a meeting on February 20 with Jewish leaders in Brussels, the European Jewish Press reports.

European Jewish Association (EJA) Director General, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Holland’s Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs and European Jewish Community Center’s (EJCC) Director Rabbi Avi Tawill met the Commissioner to discuss ways of removing recent bans on kosher slaughtering in EU member states, like in Poland and Denmark.

The Romanian Commissioner said he would conduct an investigation in order to make sure that lawmakers in the EU member states are getting the correct information before making such crucial decisions.

The meeting took place as part of EJA’s ongoing fight against European legislative initiatives aiming to ban circumcision and kosher slaughtering for which Rabbi Margolin says he was able to obtain pan-European support.

(Photo: Marecheth Ho’eElohuth)



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