Polish Court Overturns Ban on Ritual Slaughter

December 10, 2014 2:30 PM

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Poland's constitutional court on Wednesday overturned a ban on the ritual slaughter of animals which had affected the Jewish and Muslim communities.

The court argued that the constitution guarantees the freedom of religious practice. It is a victory for Poland's small Jewish and Muslim communities and for the agricultural industry, which in the past profited from the production of meat for export to Jewish and Muslim communities.

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