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Should NZ allow kosher killing of animals?

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Photo / Kevin Ball
Photo / Kevin Ball

Animal welfare organisations are disappointed by the Government's decision to reverse a ban on the kosher killing of chickens, saying the practice is inhumane.

The kosher killing - shechita - involves severing the neck of the animal, and allowing the blood to drain.

On Friday, Agriculture Minister David Carter exempted the practice from a decision in May that all commercially slaughtered chickens must be stunned before being killed.

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