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Ritual slaughter

Ritual slaughter

For animal welfare concerns, slaughter without stunning was prohibited by Executive Order 135 issued on 14 February 2014, which states that:

 Slaugthering of cattle, sheeps, goats and chicken must take place in a slaughterhouse.
 Slaugthering must be reported to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.
 Slaugthering must include the cutting of the two jugular veins and carotid arteries manually or mechanically with a sharp instrument immediately after the animal has been stunned to allow the animal to die from bleeding.

There is, thus, no allowance for religious prescriptions, which has raised some debates (see Current debates May 2019).

D 17 May 2019    ALene Kühle

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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