February 25, 2014

Danish Jews, Muslims fight for exemption to ritual slaughter ban

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Sheep slaughtered at a halal slaughter house in Copenhagen. Photo courtesy of WSPA

Sheep slaughtered at a halal slaughter house in Copenhagen. Photo courtesy of WSPA

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COPENHAGEN Denmark (RNS) The Danish government approved a measure earlier this month forbidding poultry and livestock to be killed without being stunned first. But Jewish and Muslim customs require animals to be conscious when killed.