Kosher and Halal meat would be permissible for the domestic market, but the bill would outlaw export

The Polish Parliament's proposal to ban the export of kosher and halal meat from the country has left European Jewish politicians and community leaders, MPs, MEPs and rabbis calling on the legislature to remove parts of the animal welfare bill.

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The debate on legislation began back in September, when a bill was introduced to permit kosher and halal meat to remain in Poland but not be available for export, reported The Jerusalem Post.  

Opponents of the practice - principally animal welfare activists - claim that the method used in slaughter for the purposes of being fit for kosher or halal use, i.e. not to stun the animals prior to slitting their throats, is inhumane. Proponents argue that death is quick and largely painless. Read more at i24