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Belgium’s Muslim community challenges halal slaughter ban at Strasbourg Court

18th Dec 2021
Belgium’s Muslim community challenges halal slaughter ban at Strasbourg Court

By Agnes Szucs

 

BRUSSELS (AA): The Muslim community in Belgium will appeal at the European Court of Human Rights against the ban on ritual halal animal slaughtering.

“The Belgian Muslim Executive and the Coordination Council of Islamic Institutions of Belgium will challenge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg the ban imposed by the Flemish and Walloon government on the ritual slaughter,” the two organizations wrote in a press statement.

The move comes after the Belgian Constitutional Court approved in October the ban on ritual slaughtering.

In 2019, new legislation on the protection and welfare of animals entered into force in the country’s Wallonia and Flanders regions.

The law banned slaughter by traditional Muslim and Jewish rites by requiring butchers to stun the animals before cutting them.

Muslim and Jewish organizations challenged the bill, arguing that the ban on ritual slaughtering is against the freedom of religion, but the Belgian top court dismissed their appeal.

The Muslim community now decided to take the case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

“After all, the rule of law must not surrender to the political and social pressure of the growing populist movements that fight a symbolic battle against vulnerable minorities across Europe,” the organization wrote.

“Current religious slaughter techniques constitute a full-fledged alternative to stunning animals and are fully compatible with public health, food safety, and animal welfare requirements,” the associations explained.

“The stunning obligation, on the other hand, is only an emotional symbolic measure, which simply serves, to the detriment of religious minorities, to appease the conscience of the average consumer and to obscure the reality that animals are raised as objects of consumption in industrial mega-stalls,” they added.

[Map of Belgium by US CIA/Public Domain]

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