Poland's recent ban on animal slaughter without prior stunning has split the country's centuries old Tatar community as it marks Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice.

Chief Mufti Tomasz Miskiewicz said that the time-honoured slaughter of lambs in the village of Bohoniki, north east Poland, will take place.

However, Bronislaw Talkowski, chairman of the muslim community in nearby Kruszyniany, has confirmed that the custom will not be practised this year in the latter village.

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