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Polish court rules ban on ritual slaughter unconstitutional
A de facto ban in Poland imposed last year on the slaughter of animals without stunning, which includes the kosher and halal rituals, is unconstitutional, a Polish court ruled.
On Wednesday, a 5-4 majority of Polish Constitutional Tribunal justices ruled that the ban ran contrary to the country's constitution, the European Jewish Association, a Brussels-based lobby group that has fought to scrap the ban, said in a statement.
The ruling was on a petition that argued the ban violated the European Convention on Human Rights and led to "discrimination in social and economic life of Jews in Poland," polska.newsweek.pl reported.
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