The Brussels government decided, during its meeting on Thursday, not to have the mobile slaughterhouse, during the Festival of Sacrifice, from 2017.

There will therefore no longer be ritual slaughter (without any form of stunning) next year organised by the Brussels region. Bianca Debaets (of the Flemish Christian Democrats), the Secretary of State for Animal Welfare, indicated this on Thursday.

In September, a temporary slaughterhouse was organised through a private partnership in the region. Thus the open market was abandoned. The temporary abattoir closed due to its failure.

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