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Warsaw, Poland - Poland To Step Up Regulations On Ritual Slaughter

Published on: April 23, 2013 12:13 PM
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FILE -  Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (R), Interior minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz (L) and Government Spokesman Pawel Gras (C) before a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, 19 April 2013.  EPAFILE -  Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (R), Interior minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz (L) and Government Spokesman Pawel Gras (C) before a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, 19 April 2013.  EPA

Warsaw, Poland - Poland’s prime minister said Tuesday his government has drafted new regulations that would reduce the suffering of animals during slaughter, including for the needs of religious groups like Jews and Muslims.

Poland is covered by European Union laws allowing for ritual slaughter, but the country’s own regulations say that an animal must be stunned before slaughter, including the ritual practice of having its throat slit and bleeding to death.

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Donald Tusk said his government wants to reconcile these approaches and ban the most drastic slaughter methods. He offered no details and it remains to be seen whether the regulations will win support from lawmakers.

Ritual slaughter of animals is an important export earner for Poland, with markets in Israel and Muslim countries. It also offers thousands of jobs, at a time when Poland’s jobless rate soared to 14.3 percent. It has continued in Poland under the EU regulations.

Last year, on a motion from animal rights groups, a special court said that slaughter without prior stunning is against Poland’s law. The ruling drew protests from religious minorities, who have met with the Cabinet ministers to say their religious rights were violated.


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 Apr 23, 2013 at 12:28 PM Haimov Says:

Very interesting. They care about suffering of the animals after killing 3,500,000 jews.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM Anonymous Says:

So, the Poles will tolerate stunning prior to shechita; that's so nice and Polish of them. Well, what about gassing?
It's about animals concerned for the rights of animals. Similar in many ways to the profesional courtesy rule practiced between lawyers.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM Maven Says:

This is the same Poland which most of its citizens say they would not like to have a Jewish neighbor.
The same Poland that is worried more about animals being killed then millions of Jews that were killed.Its hard to say for Jews in Poland where they should go now but remember the USA is the greatest place to live in.
Blessed is the USA for letting in immigrants.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 01:39 PM Haimov Says:

Reply to #3  
Maven Says:

This is the same Poland which most of its citizens say they would not like to have a Jewish neighbor.
The same Poland that is worried more about animals being killed then millions of Jews that were killed.Its hard to say for Jews in Poland where they should go now but remember the USA is the greatest place to live in.
Blessed is the USA for letting in immigrants.

People do not realize there are practically no jews in Poland. There are a lot of jewish activities: jewish restaurants, festivals, klaizmer music bands, etc.All these activities are run but polish people, You see young hasidim playing klaizmer music, they are all poles.', all polish peoples.
Most important rabbies are converts.
It 's a pure business encouraged by the government. Two prong strategy-unemployed poles are making money and country looks very good and civilized and attracts tourist jewish and non jewish.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 01:45 PM shechita boy Says:

40% of Israel kosher meat is coming from Poland and 100% of Belgium is taking from Poland in so is For France

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 01:59 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Haimov Says:

Very interesting. They care about suffering of the animals after killing 3,500,000 jews.

Last I checked it was the german that killed 3,500,000 Jews.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 02:05 PM ShmuelG Says:

There is what to worry about: Poles will readily outlaw Jewish shchita even though they would not outlaw the slaughter of Jews. But the passage near the end of the article "Ritual slaughter of animals is an important export earner for Poland, with markets in Israel and Muslim countries" makes me confident that a good compromise will be found: Poles are people who would sell their own families for modest amounts of money, often for vodka.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 02:18 PM Anonymous Says:

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shechita boy Says:

40% of Israel kosher meat is coming from Poland and 100% of Belgium is taking from Poland in so is For France

Mr. shechita boy,
Why haridim rebbes will go to poland to give glat kosher approvals to the same people who exterminated their fathers, mothers, relatives.

Is the most important in life is just to make money????

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 03:53 PM Anonymous Says:

America= home of the brave. Poland= home of the pauper.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 04:46 PM Anon Says:

They're obviously not trying to help out the Jews. If you've been following the news, a lot of non-kosher beef in Europe has been determined to be horse meat. Poland seems to be a source of this. Without kashrut supervision, their meat industry is in trouble. It's all about money, as usual.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 06:09 PM clear-thinker Says:

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ShmuelG Says:

There is what to worry about: Poles will readily outlaw Jewish shchita even though they would not outlaw the slaughter of Jews. But the passage near the end of the article "Ritual slaughter of animals is an important export earner for Poland, with markets in Israel and Muslim countries" makes me confident that a good compromise will be found: Poles are people who would sell their own families for modest amounts of money, often for vodka.

Why the last sentence Shmuel? You were in the middle of a fine argument when you went over the top. They would sell there own families. Where do you get this from? I have no love for the Poles. They murdered our people without a second thought. To number 6 there was a reason there were so many concentraltion camps in Poland. The Poles had a long history of hating Jews.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 06:12 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Mr. shechita boy,
Why haridim rebbes will go to poland to give glat kosher approvals to the same people who exterminated their fathers, mothers, relatives.

Is the most important in life is just to make money????

Why do you assume that it is "haridim" (sic)?

Is it only "haridim" who eat kosher?

Foolish shready.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 06:28 PM 5TResident Says:

Any Jew who chooses to live in Poland, after all of the centuries of bloodshed and hatred, should have his or her head examined. Shoin.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 09:23 PM clear-thinker Says:

Reply to #13  
5TResident Says:

Any Jew who chooses to live in Poland, after all of the centuries of bloodshed and hatred, should have his or her head examined. Shoin.

Along with the Chareidim who say they will leave Israel because of the threatened draft and threaten to move to such havens as Russia, Switzerland, and my favorite Germany.

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 Apr 23, 2013 at 09:58 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Why do you assume that it is "haridim" (sic)?

Is it only "haridim" who eat kosher?

Foolish shready.

Who is checking kashrut? Liberals,modern jews???
Who does rabinical supervision???

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