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New Terminology May Void Bavarian Anti-schechita Law

The commission on legal terminology of the German Reichstag has adopted the motion of the Centrists to add to the paragraph on animal slaughter in the new book of legal terms a clause to the effect that schechita, the Jewish mode of animal slaughter, does not constitute cruelty to animals, and therefore is not puishable by law.

It is believed that in this way the recently passed Bavarian law which forbade schechita on the ground that it constituted cruelty to animals will become inoperative. This amendment to legalize schechita was first suggested by Minister of Justice Bell and the director of the German health ministry has also given his consent to it.

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