Leaders of two Polish political parties have asked Prime Minister Donald Tusk to take a stand and publicly support their efforts to stop Jewish and Muslim religious slaughter in Poland.
The appeal was made by representatives of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) and the liberal left-wing anti-cleric Palikot Movement, alongside several non-governmental organizations. All the signatories urged Tusk to declare his opposition to the continuation of ritual slaughter in Poland.
At the end of November last year, the Polish constitutional court ruled that ritual slaughter is unconstitutional. The court’s decision came after animal rights organizations sent a petition to Attorney General Andrzej Seremet, claiming ritual slaughter violates the 1997 Polish law on animal protection, which states that animals cannot be slaughtered without first being stunned.
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