Eurogroup attends event on the ban of ritual slaughter in Poland
Posted on 07/12/2012
Important discussions to ban ritual slaughter in Poland were held at national level over the past weeks throughout the country. The Polish Constitutional Tribunal declared last week that such slaughter is illegal according to Polish law.
Today, the Group of Liberals at the Polish National Parliament organised a press conference in reaction to a demand from the Polish Peasant's Party to legalise slaughter without stunning by changing the law on the protection on animals next week.
Eurogroup was invited to the conference and expressed civil society’s concerns over the sufferings of animals, the growing business of such meat production and it export worth some 250 million euros. Eurogroup praised the Polish NGOs for their campaigns, struggle and activities to ban slaughter without stunning.