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The Polish parliament is preparing to vote on a bill that proposes to limit the export of kosher meat, a European Jewish lobby group said.

The 48-page bill on animal welfare is neither focused on the ritual slaughter of animals — which in 2013 was banned in Poland but legalized again due to a high court ruling in 2014 – nor does it propose to ban the custom anew, according to the European Jewish Association. But it does propose "restrictions on exporting kosher meat from Poland, which would affect a very large part of the Jewish communities in Europe," the EJA said in a statement Monday.

Polish kosher and halal abattoirs are a major source of meat for retailers across the European Union and beyond.


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