Friday, November 30, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/30/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/30/2012Poland’s highest court has ruled that kosher and halal slaughter violate the country’s laws against cruelty to animals. The court’s ruling, however, goes against EU laws on religious freedom, and Muslim and Jewish groups say they will appeal the decision.

In other news, the Lesser Prairie Chicken may be listed as a “threatened species” in Oklahoma by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Such a decision could harm the wind farm industry, since the habitat of the chickens is in the same area as the wind turbines. Lesser Prairie Chickens instinctively avoid tall structures, and the growth of wind farms thus reduces their available breeding areas.

Meanwhile, roadside bombs in Afghanistan killed twelve people and wounded sixteen others.

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