Belgium: Tolerance policy for home-slaughter

According to senator Luc Willems and based on new official figures from the gov't, Belgium is practicing a tolerance policy against home-slaughter during Eid ul-Adha (the slaughter holiday).

Sheep are slaughtered during Eid ul-Adha in a ritual manner. Slaughtering at home is forbidden in Belgium. If that happens, the animals can be confiscated.

In the last Eid ul-Adha, which came out January 10th, 2006, the police counted 271 infringements of the law. 119 animals were confiscated or in other words - in less than half the cases.

Source: HLN (Dutch)

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