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If a country bans shechitah and also bans the importation of kosher meat, do the Jews of that country have to go vegetarian according to dina d'malchuta dina?

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    What's the other option?
    – Heshy
    May 13 '18 at 22:39
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    They could move, no?
    – rosends
    May 13 '18 at 22:58
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    This would on its face seem to trigger the "unjust law" clause in dinah malchuta dinah, in which case clandestine kosher slaughter would be halachichally permitted
    – Josh K
    May 13 '18 at 23:56
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    @joshk why is it unjust?
    – Double AA
    May 14 '18 at 0:06
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    @DoubleAA the "unjust law" clause involves it being specifically against Jews or Jewish practices. A ban on all slaughter, not just Kosher slaughter, would be less clear cut in terms of being permitted to disobey it.
    – Josh K
    May 14 '18 at 2:58

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