The following political parties voted in favour of a ban: cdH, PS, MR and Ecolo (1 abstention). The PTB fully abstained. Their MPs strongly defended slaughter without stunning during the morning discussions. They even claimed that stunning causes more suffering!
GAIA hopes that all involved religious communities will finally show common sense and understand the importance of this decree, which balances animal welfare with religious freedom. “The richness of a society also shows in the willingness to allow traditions to evolve,” concludes Michel Vandenbosch.
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