Shechita – the Jewish religious humane method of animal slaughter for food

News/Press releases

Shechita UK Pays Tribute to Defenders of Religious Slaughter

Shechita UK expresses its sincerest thanks and gratitude to Lord Palmer, Baroness Altmann and Baroness Deech for their continued support of our cause, speaking to Shechita UK’s messages on method of slaughter labelling passionately, clearly and succinctly during...

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Belgium Update

Following the ban on religious slaughter in the Flanders and Wallonia regions of Belgium that came into force last year, Shechita UK advised the Belgian Jewish community on key issues arising and offered support where appropriate. The European Court of Justice’s...

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The Agriculture Bill Passes Through the House of Commons

The Agriculture Bill has passed through the House of Commons with no references to slaughter or Shechita. Over the past few months, Shechita UK has been carefully monitoring the Agriculture Bill as it progressed through the House of Commons, making particular note of...

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Cabinet reshuffle: New Secretary of State at DEFRA

Following a reshuffle of the cabinet, George Eustice MP has been appointed to replace Theresa Villiers as Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Shimon Cohen, Campaign Director for Shechita UK, said: “Theresa Villiers is a...

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Shechita UK comment on Brexit Day

Shimon Cohen, Campaign Director of Shechita UK, said: “Following Brexit day, we will be operating in a transition period and, therefore, there will be little real impact until the end of the year.  Shechita UK has had an ongoing dialogue with DEFRA since the...

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