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Ban on Religious Slaughter without Stunning

Date: Mardi 12 Avril 09:12

In the United States undercover footage was made at the largest kosher slaughter house in the country, which show the horrific conditions:

For decades scientific research has existed, which shows indisputably that animals suffer severe pain and stress during ritual slaughter without stunning. The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) also rejects slaughter without stunning on these grounds:

In various countries like Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Iceland and Switzerland religious slaughter without stunning has been banned.

At this crucial point in time, I would like to urge animal protection organizations to actively take part in the public discussion about religious slaughter without stunning. One of the ways in which you could contribute, is to place the NGPF's short documentary on your website (to be embedded via

Kindest regards,

Karen Soeters, MA
Managing Director


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