Poland court rules kosher, halal slaughter are unconstitutional
Ruling does not change status quo, since E.U. is set to permit religious slaughter in all member states on Jan. 1 and Polish authorities say they won't deviate.
Kosher slaughter is unconstitutional because it contradicts an animal rights law that was passed in 1952, Poland’s highest court ruled on Tuesday night, handing down a controversial decision that sparked debate among the Polish public. The appeal reached Poland’s Constitutional Court after a long struggle by public organizations that work to ensure that animals suffer as little as possible when slaughtered.