Legal Challenge for New Zealand Shechitah Ban

July 29, 2010

Author: Dan Goldberg

Source: The Jewish Chronicle

New Zealand's small Jewish community has begun mounting a legal case against the nation's centre-right government in a bid to overturn a ban on the kosher slaughter of meat.

Community spokesperson David Zwartz said that attempts to convince Agriculture Minister David Carter to reverse the ban on shechitah had failed, prompting Jewish leaders to engage a leading Auckland-based law firm.