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      Halal slaughter of sheep in Belgium: Impact of EU and Belgian legislation on religious practices and animal welfare

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      stunning, religious slaughter, Regulation 1099/2009, neck cutting, ovis aries, ruminant, killing, slaughterhouse, pain, consciousness
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            Abstract

            Religious slaughter (“RS”) without stunning is controversial. The principles of religious freedom and animal protection are in conflict. This report uses the halal slaughter of sheep in Belgium as a case study to discussrecent attempts to balance these principles and highlights animal welfare concerns in non-stun RS. It concludes by proposing ways to improve animal welfare during RS.

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            23 October 2023
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            [1 ] The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh;
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            https://orcid.org/0009-0005-6973-3688
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            10.14293/P2199-8442.1.SOP-.PGKPV8.v1
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            Animal science & Zoology,Life sciences
            stunning,religious slaughter,Regulation 1099/2009,neck cutting,ovis aries,ruminant,killing,slaughterhouse,pain,consciousness

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