The Polish government has drafted regulations aimed at reducing animals’ suffering and permitting kosher and halal slaughter.
In December 2012 the Polish Constitutional Court banned the practices of Jewish shechita and Muslim dhabiha livestock slaughter, following a campaign led by animal rights groups.
In a statement on Tuesday, Prime Minster Donald Tusk said the new regulations, which still have to be adopted by the Sejm, the Polish parliament, will “eliminate the most shocking methods of animal slaughter,” the Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported.
Tusk specified that the slaughter of animals in rotating cages is one practice that will not be reinstated.
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