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Meat: Ritual Slaughter

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 56802, tabled on 15 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the Jewish community is able to continue performing Shechita.

Answered on

20 October 2021

The Government is committed to protecting the rights of Jews to eat meat prepared in accordance with their religious beliefs. This includes slaughtering animals by the shechita method. This is a fundamental issue of religious freedom and belief, which the Government upholds.

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