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New Jersey may soon ban the slaughter of pregnant animals, reports the North Jersey Media Group. Currently, there are no federal or state laws that prohibit the slaughter of pregnant animals. A mother cow named Brianna has inspired lawmakers to make a change. Brianna, pregnant, kicked open a door and jumped from the second level …

For the publisher: D “Balancing animal welfare and religious rites” (editorial, January 9): The The Belgian Council for Animal Welfare has reviewed international research on the subject of animal slaughter. The result is remarkable: For sheep, it takes 14 seconds to 5 minutes before spontaneous brain activity stops. For cattle, it takes between 19 seconds …

The slaughter of animals without prior stunning was banned in the Flanders region of northern Belgium on January 1. Wallonia, the French-speaking region of southern Belgium, is preparing to ban in September. On the other hand, Brussels is the only region that has not adopted the controversial measure. The regional parliament unanimously voted to ban …

Belgium bans halal and kosher slaughter methods that kill animals without first being knocked out Flanders, in northern Belgium, bans halal and kosher slaughter without stunning Animals must now be stunned before being slaughtered in a religious ritual Jewish and Muslim groups say it violates EU law on religious freedom By Sara Malm For MailOnline …