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(RT News) - The decision to serve only pork-free lunches in several schools in Basel Canton, Switzerland, has been blasted by the country’s conservatives, who accuse local authorities of giving in to religious minorities.
Four schools in the Binningen district of Basel Canton won’t have pork on their menu in the next academic year, the local council ruled last week.
But the decision was strongly condemned by the conservative Swiss People’s Party (SVP), which argued that pork sausages were an integral part of Switzerland’s cuisine and culture.
“We are outraged. When we first heard [about it] we thought we weren’t reading it right,” Susanna Keller, Swiss People’s Party representative, is cited by Basellandschaftliche Zeitung paper.
During a Binningen Council meeting, Keller wondered: “could it be that we are adapting to certain cultures, rather than the other way around?”
The SVP believes that pressure from religious minorities saw the Swiss “deprived of their beloved Klöpfer sausages.” It’s forbidden to eat pork in Muslim and Judaic religious traditions.
The largest party in the national parliament sent a formal information request to the council, asking if the ruling would lead to “more demands in future.”
Binningen Council spokesman Bernard Keller explained that the decision to drop pork from the school menu was made after a survey, which revealed that 5 percent of the parents didn’t want their kids to eat this type of meat.
According to the spokesman, the motives behind the parents’ desire to remove pork from the schools weren’t looked into.
In March, Germany’s ruling Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) also had to stand up for pork sausages, which were dropped by many public canteens, daycare centers and schools due to the influx of Muslim refugees.
"The protection of minorities – including for religious reasons – must not mean that the majority is overruled in their free decision by ill-conceived consideration," CDU parliamentary group leader Daniel Günther said, adding that tolerance also means “the appreciation and sufferance of other food cultures and lifestyles."