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Dutch call for ban on religious slaughter


In the Netherlands, an animal rights party and the far-right Freedom Party are pushing for a ban on kosher and halal slaughter methods which critics say inflict unacceptable suffering on animals.

The parties say religious slaughter should only be allowed on the proviso that Jewish and Muslim groups can prove the process is humane.

Al Jazeera’s Tania Page reports from Amsterdam.

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