Thousands to Lose Jobs Under New Shechita Law

Reliable statistical data issued today in connection with the law limiting Jewish ritual slaughter of animals revealed that in 188 Polish towns and townships there are 70,000 persons dependent for their livelihood on the Jewish meat trade.

Thousands of these, it was declared, face loss of their jobs when the law enacted by the Polish Parliament last Spring goes into effect Jan. 1. A majority of the 70,000 even now earn only an average weekly wage of ten zlotys (about $1.90 at current exchange rates).

Jewish newspaper reporters were told authoritatively at a press conference that all Jewish attempts to induce the Government to introduce certain modifications in the law have failed.

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