Animal slaughter ruling in Belgium stirs religious freedom debate

Animal slaughter ruling in Belgium stirs religious freedom debate


New law says animals must be stunned before slaughter, winning activists’ support but upsetting Jews and Muslims.

Brussels and Wallonia, Belgium – Inside his Brussels office, animal rights activist Michel Vandenbosch opens a large book he wrote about the Global Action in the Interest of Animals, or GAIA, Belgium’s leading animal rights organisation.

Vandenbosch, its president, points to photos of a 2014 rally in Belgium’s capital, attended by thousands of people calling for a national ban on slaughtering animals such as cattle, sheep and goats without stunning them first.

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Veronica Zaragovia