Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
House of the New York City Bar Association
42 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036.
In New York City each year, thousands of chickens are cruelly sacrificed by sectors of the Orthodox Jewish community 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. Please join us for this historic
Elizabeth Stein, Esq., Member, Committee on Animal Law
Lori Barrett, Esq., Secretary, Committee on Animal Law
, Ph.D., President of United Poultry Concerns
Professor Gary Francione, Esq., Rutgers University School Of Law
Richard H. Schwartz, Ph.D., President Emeritus of Jewish Vegetarians of North America
Rabbi Eliyahu Soiefer, Jewish Vegetarians of North America Rabbinic Council
Committee on Animal Law
To learn more about kaporos and the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos, see www.EndChickensAsKaporos.com.
For more information about the Forum, please call United Poultry Concerns 757-678-7875.