‘Thorning calling for pork in all kindergartens’

Published on 12 August 2013 at 11:40


Kindergartens and hospitals must continue to serve pork roasts and meatballs because “they are part of Danish culinary tradition,” says Denmark’s prime minister, Social Democrat Helle Thorning-Schmidt, in an interview with daily Jyllands-Posten.

The issue has been fuelling debate in Denmark since the beginning of the summer, when several kindergartens decided to stop providing pork because Muslim children were refusing to eat it.

The prime minister also suggested that meat that is halal [slaughtered according to Muslim rites] should be labelled as such so that Danes will know when they are eating it. However, she says there will be no law requiring it.

Receive the best of European journalism straight to your inbox every Thursday

Was this article useful? If so we are delighted!

It is freely available because we believe that the right to free and independent information is essential for democracy. But this right is not guaranteed forever, and independence comes at a cost. We need your support in order to continue publishing independent, multilingual news for all Europeans.

Discover our subscription offers and their exclusive benefits and become a member of our community now!

Are you a news organisation, a business, an association or a foundation? Check out our bespoke editorial and translation services.

Support independent European journalism

European democracy needs independent media. Join our community!

On the same topic