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Mohammed Battah speaks to the Hudson Public Safety Committee about killing a sheep at his family’s home as part of a religious ceremony. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)

Family asks city to allow animal slaughtering for religious reasons

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The Public Safety Committee of the Hudson City Council last week recommended against allowing a Muslim family to kill a lamb at their home as part of a religious ceremony.


Mohammed Battah, a UW-River Falls student who lives with his parents in the Lighthouse subdivision off Stageline Road, brought the request to the committee.

Battah asked the city to grant a religious exception to an ordinance prohibiting the “harboring” of any livestock.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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