The regional Flemish government indicated yesterday evening (Monday) that the Flemish decree, prohibiting slaughter without stunning, is now prepared in draft.

It could well be debated in parliament before the summer holidays, with a view to coming into force on January 1st, 2019.

In Wallonia, the prohibition will be applied for this year's Muslim "Sacrifice Feast."

At the end of March, the New Flemish Alliance, the Flemish Christian Democrats and the Open Vld concluded a political agreement, anticipating this prohibition.

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