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Netherlands - Dutch Senate Says No To Ban On Shechita

Published on: June 19, 2012 07:19 PM
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Kosher beef carcasses at a slaughterhouse. Photograph: Harry Baumert/APNetherlands - A majority of senators in the upper house of parliament voted on Tuesday not to ban the ritual slaughter of animals.

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The draft legislation was introduced by the pro-animal PvdD in the lower house in June 2011 and passed by a large majority of MPs. It first went to the senate last December but was voted out.

At the time, party leader Marianne Thieme blamed the failure to get it through the senate on ‘an enormous lobby’ by religious groups. She vowed to start working on a new law.

It is this new legislation which has now lost the vote for a second time in the senate. Most of the major parties voted against, saying it went against the law on religious freedom.



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 Jun 19, 2012 at 09:23 PM Chuchum Says:

do they still have the law that the shochet needs to stun the beheima if it is still alive after 30 seconds?

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 Jun 19, 2012 at 10:20 PM vitriol Says:

Who is this stupid woman? Why can't someone just debate the bimbo and demonstrate who she is? Would the BBC cover it?

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 Jun 20, 2012 at 02:10 AM Avreich1 Says:

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vitriol Says:

Who is this stupid woman? Why can't someone just debate the bimbo and demonstrate who she is? Would the BBC cover it?

Oy, vitriol, אם טמטום היה מחלה אתה היית כל החיים שלך בגבס

This event took place in Holland - not in the United Kingdom.

Why, therefore, do you think the British Broadcasting Corporation should "cover it"?

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 Jun 20, 2012 at 06:06 AM shredready Says:

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Chuchum Says:

do they still have the law that the shochet needs to stun the beheima if it is still alive after 30 seconds?

Why is that a problem?

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