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Ritual slaughter

Slaughter is regulated in Croatia by the European Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 of 24 September 2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing (Official Journal of the European Union, L 303, 18.11.2009), which became a part of the Law on Animal Protection in 2013 (Narodne novine 37/2013, in Croatian), just a few months before Croatia became an EU member.

This law was modified in 2017. According to the Law on Animal Protection from 2017 (Narodne novine 102/2017, 32/2019, in Croatian), derogation of stunning in case of religious slaughter taking place in slaughterhouses is allowed in accordance with the EU regulation.

See also the 2018 current debate "Why religious slaughter is (still) not an issue in Croatia?".

3 June 2019