Flemish Minister for
Animal Welfare Ben Weyts has advised the European Jewish Association of
his intention to "enforce in all aspects" Belgian law facilitating the
practice of ritual slaughter.
Despite having previously called
for a total ban on the practice in Belgium in televised comments,
Weyts offered his full apologies in a letter to EJA General Director
Rabbi Menachem Margolin Wednesday for the "misunderstanding" which
prompted the public backlash to his call.