Bavarian Jews to Import Kosher Meat to Circumvent Anti-schechita Legislation

The Jews of Bavaria are taking measures to import sufficient quantities of meat from neighboring countries to overcome the shortage of kosher meat in Bavaria as a result of the anti-Schechita law which went into effect on October 1. The slim hopes held in Bavarian Jewish circles that the Reich government would find a way to overrule the schechita ban imposed by the Bavarian parliament were frustrated.

The new law makes it compulsory for all animals to be stunned before they are killed. This is contrary to the Jewish laws governing the slaughtering of animals for food. The Jewish community of Bavaria has issued a notice to all its members informing them that the anti-Schechita law has gone into force. Simultaneously an announcement has gone out to all Jews telling them that the necessary steps have been taken by the Jewish officials to insure a sufficient supply of imported kosher meat.

The circular further points out, that this does not mean that the Jewish community has ceased to protest against discrimination against the Jewish religion, adding that it is hoped that the right to slaughter meat in accordance with Jewish law may yet be obtained.

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