Denmark's government bans religious slaughter of animals, causing outrage in both the Muslim and Jewish communities.
“Animal rights come before religion,” was the Minister of Agriculture and Food in Denmark defence after being asked why the government banned Halal and Kosher meat.
While Denmark’s government has long been been exempting Muslims and Jews from the slaughter laws that are common, it recentlybanned the slaughter of animals while conscious.
Denmark’s law states that an animal should be stunned before being slaughtered, which is now effective on everyone including Muslims and Jews who can no longer practice their religion freely.
This new law has caused a public outrage especially amongst Jews, calling it “anti-Semitism.”