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

“The ruling of the ECJ is very significant to the UK Jewish community, even post Brexit. This ruling represents the first time a Court of the ECJ’s standing has upheld a ban on religious slaughter and will be taken seriously internationally. We are disappointed with the ruling and will be working with our team to understand the long term implications of the decision.”