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Swiss Press Advocates Abolition of Shechita Prohibition Now in Force

March 27, 1929
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Abolition of the prohibition of schechita, the Jewish method of slaughtering animals for food, is being urged by a number of Swiss papers.

The papers point out that the schechita prohibition instituted in 1893, which underwent certain modifications during the World War, has lately been put into full force again. The Jewish community is compelled to import kosher meat which they bring mainly from Lichtenstein. The Lichtenstein Government has permitted the “Schweizerischen Israelitischen Gemeindebund” to slaughter cattle on the condition that all cattle be purchased locally.

In urging the abolition of the schechita prohibition in Switzerland, the Swiss papers argue that it would be preferable that cattle be purchased in Switzerland.

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