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Leipzig Turns Down Proposed Anti-schechita Legislation

The municipal council of Leipzig today rejected a motion of the National Socialists to pass a law prohibiting schechita, the Jewish method of slaughtering.

Anti-schechita legislation has been one of the chief planks in the program of the National Socialists. A law banning schechita will go into effect October 1 in Bavaria while in Thuringia where the National Socialists led by Dr. Wilhelm Frick control, the government is now considering a similar bill. The municipal council of Berlin recently rejected an anti-schechita bill.