The Walloon parliament is preparing to vote during a plenary session, to be held at the end of today (Wednesday), upon the proposed decree aiming to prohibit slaughter without stunning.

This will take effect on June 1st, 2018. As The Brussels Times indicated yesterday, the decree would create an exception through to September 1st, 2019, for ritual slaughter.

The legislation was originally introduced into parliament by the two deputies Josy Arens (of the cdH - Humaniste Democratic Centre) and Christine Defraigne (MR).

There has been intense lobbying of deputies in respect of the proposed legislation.

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