Netherlands set to regulate ritual slaughter
Draft decree signed by the agriculture minister was drawn up to end two years of uncertainty about the future of Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter in the Netherlands.
The Dutch government is drafting a decree that would give the government veto power over anyone who wants to practice ritual slaughter, or shechitah, in the Netherlands.
The draft decree, which was signed by Dutch Agriculture Minister Henk Bleker, was drawn up by the government to end two years of uncertainty about the future of the practice in the Netherlands. The Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad published...