No slaughter without anaesthetic for pigs
The EU is not going to make any exceptions in the case
of the ritual slaughter of pigs during Christmas in Romania.
It is tradition in Romanian families to slit a pig's throat without an
anaesthetic. However, this tradition goes against EU regulations that stipulate
no slaughter of pigs without first administering an anaesthetic.
An investigation by animal welfare organisation, Eurogroup for Animals,
showed that many Romanian families were not adhering to EU regulations. The
European Commission has called now on the Romanian government to ensure that an
end is put to this tradition.
Eurogroup for Animals is extremely pleased with Brussel's reaction stating
that "tradition is not an excuse to make animals suffer unnecessarily."
â€¢ Eurogroup for Animals
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