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News Brief

December 27, 1978
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There is uneasiness among Jews here because of a bill dealing with the humane slaughter of animals which Parliament is soon due to consider. The bill, introduced by Deputy Alfonso Maldonado, seeks to humanize the slaughter of animals but there is concern that it could lead to the forbidding of shechita since the measure is aimed at rendering an animal unconscious by chemical or electrical means. The bill is also sponsored by humanitarian and animal protection agencies.

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