Poland outlaws ritual animal slaughter as EU moves to approve it
BBC News report:
Poland’s top court has outlawed the ritual slaughter of animals weeks before the EU is due to allow the practice on religious grounds.
The Constitutional Tribunal said it was against Polish law to allow animals to have their throats cut and bleed to death without first being stunned. Poland has small Muslim and Jewish communities who use such methods.
However, it is unclear whether the ruling will be superseded by a new EU law allowing ritual slaughter. On 1 January, a new regulation takes effect in the EU allowing the practice and setting common standards.
This is probably one of the more bizarre tests of national vs. international law.