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December 14, 2011 5:29 pm

Kosher Shechita Is Sanctioned In Dutch Parliament

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The Dutch Parliament.

EJP – A proposal bill to ban shechita, the Jewish kosher slaughter of animals, in Holland, was rejected late Tuesday by the Dutch Senate, the upper house of the Parliament, on the ground that it violates freedom of religion.

Jewish organizations as well as Muslim groups, which had urged the Dutch not to ban ritual slaughter, reacted with relief to the vote.

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