Brussels…The latest attempts by the Europeans to ban kosher and halal slaughter of animals have failed. An anti scheitia bill in Brussels, the seat of the European Union and the only region of Belgium where the practice is still legal, was defeated. A European rabbi told Kosher Today that the Europeans will keep trying to appease liberals for other failures. “I won’t say that it is somehow associated with anti-Semitism, but the vitriol expressed by liberals certainly sounds like it.” The vote in the parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region — one of three states that comprise the federal kingdom of Belgium — was on whether to scrap a bill proposing a ban. The bill, submitted by liberal and environmentally centered parties, had been voted down in a committee that kicked it back to parliament.
Out of the 89 lawmakers in the region’s parliament, 42 voted in favor of scrapping, 38 voted against scrapping, eight abstained and one was not present, preserving for now the legality of kosher and halal slaughter in Brussels, the news site 7sur7 reported.