Beef producers have voiced opposition to plans to ban ritual slaughter in Poland amid fears that meat exports to Muslim countries will be hit.

A bill on animal welfare drawn up by MPs from Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice party would, if passed, ban slaughter without prior stunning.

But the bill would allow ritual slaughter in cases where meat is intended for members of religious associations in Poland.

Beef producers have warned that a ban would hit their profits, causing them over PLN 1 billion (EUR 237m, USD 283m) in losses next year, Poland's PAP news agency reported.

Read the complete original version of this item...