Reacting to the news that Theresa Villiers has been appointed Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Shimon Cohen, Campaign Director for Shechita UK, said:

“Theresa Villiers is a long standing friend of our community with whom we have often enjoyed positive discussions. This Government’s long standing policy is to uphold our rights with regard to Shechita and we are confident that the new Secretary of State will endorse that position to us at the appropriate time.”