Animal Sacrifice, Religion and the Law -- The Practice of Using Chickens as Kaporos
Thursday, June 12, 2014; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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In NYC, thousands of chickens are sacrificed by some observers of the Orthodox Jewish faith in a ritual called kaporos. Experts on constitutional law, theology, and animal rights will discuss the reasons for the ritual, the Jewish principle of preventing tza'ar ba'alei chayim (unnecessary suffering of animals), Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah, and local health laws.