The European Jewish Association (EJA) has voiced its concern over plans to implement a total ban on the practice of Jewish ritual slaughter
in Belgium, insisting the move is a violation of freedom of religion.
Rabbi Menachem Margolin,
the EJA's general director, spoke out Monday after Flemish Minister for
Animal Welfare Ben Weyts told Belgian television he would actively
pursue a total ban on the practice of animal slaughter without
pre-stunning. If successful, the move could be implemented by 2015.