COPENHAGEN (Aug. 11)
A member of Parliament has called on the Justice Minister to draft a law making it illegal for Moslems and Jews to continue with their methods of ritual slaughter of animals. Pia Kjeresgord, a member of the Progressive Party, said in a TV interview that Moslem and Jewish ritual slaughtering methods violate Denmark’s legal, moral and cultural customs. “Animals must be protected,” she said. “If people want to eat, let them eat vegetables.” Denmark’s Chief Rabbi Bent Melchior told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that Kjeresgord’s proposal has little chance of being adopted by the Parliament. A move to ban Jewish and Moslem ritual slaughter is also now under way in Holland.