Stunning the Rule, Ritual Slaughter the Exception

FRANCE - When it comes to slaughter, stunning is the rule, ritual slaughter is the exception, said Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire, when shedding the light on the practice of ritual slaughter in France.
calendar icon 13 March 2012
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14 per cent of all animals slaughtered in France, are slaughtered ritually.

Knowing how an animal is killed is the legitimate right of the consumer, this requires clear labelling , he said.

Last week, a regulation which will increase the regulatory monitoring of ritual slaughter came into play.

It is hoped that this new law will improve animal welfare and transparency where ritual slaughter is concerned.

Slaughterhouses wishing to carry out ritual slaughter must now be authorised to do so.

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