Anti-schechita Agitation in Poland Assumes Serious Aspect, Movement Spreads

Several Organizations Move to Press Legislation (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The agitation for prohibition of the schechita, the Jewish method of slaughtering animals, is assuming serious proportions, it became clear as action in this direction was undertaken by several organizations with the support of the popular newspaper, “Goniec Polski.”

The newspaper, in supporting the campaign for the prohibition of the schechita, reports that the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals prepared a memorandum and submitted it to the Minister of the Interior, Skladowski, who is the president of the society, and to Marshal Pilsudski, who is an honorary member, demanding the complete prohibition of the schechita.

The National Organization of Polish Women has issued a call to a nation wide conference to press this demand. Simultaneously it was announced that a conference was also called for February by the anti-Semitic organization, Rozwoj. According to the report, the measure will also have the support of the so-called Christian labor unions. A characteristic feature of the situation is that the agitation is carried on not only by the nationalists.

In Jewish circles it was pointed out today that the purpose of the tumult raised in this connection is to oust Jewish merchants and workers from the meat industry.

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