Dutch Ban on Ritual Slaughter in Doubt

October 19 2011

The future of a proposed ban on ritual slaughter in the Netherlands is in doubt, as the ruling VVD party appears unlikely to support the legislation in the senate. VVD Senator Sybe Schaap commented that the ban, which has drawn criticism from Muslim and Jewish religious organizations, ‘has a poor legal framework’. He would not say definitively if the VVD would vote against the legislation.