Warsaw (Dec. 18)
An appeal to the Polish government to issue a decree prohibting the slaughtering of animals according to Jewish ritual was addressed today in a resolution adopted at a meeting of the Society for Animal Protection.
Several attempts have been previously made to induce the government to prohibit the Jewish method of slaughtering animals. They were, however, unsuccessful.
The Jewish population in Poland, being ten per cent of the entire nation, is the largest class of consumers of meat. It numbers forty per cent of the total urban population. The prohibition of slaughtering of cattle in accordance with the Jewish ritual would greatly affect the income of the municipalities, since most of the Jews in Poland are religious and would abstain from eating meat which is not prepared in accordance with the dietary laws.