Animal rights protesters have demonstrated against the planned reintroduction of kosher and halal slaughter methods, after Poland's Supreme Court ruling banned the practice last December.

Several dozen activists gathered outside the headquarters in Warsaw of the rural-based Polish Peasant's Party (PSL), the junior coalition partner, whose agriculture minister Stanislaw Kalemba is set to present amendments to Poland's animal rights legislation at the next Council of Ministers meeting.

"That this party is to introduce legislation against giving animals the right to humane slaughter is stunning," said Monika Bukowska of the Viva Foundation.

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