Following the Constitutional Court of Belgium’s ruling regarding the ban on Shechita in the Flanders and Wallonia regions of Belgium today, Shechita UK has issued the following statement:

“This was a missed opportunity to right a wrong and sends a disturbing signal to Belgian Jews. We will redouble our efforts to ensure that no other country follows suit. The legal process may have run its course but there is no doubt politicians could properly engage with the Jewish community to protect religious communities.”