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14 May 2014
Animal Sacrifice, Religion and the Law
The Practice of Using Chickens as Kaporos:
A Forum Free & Open to the Public

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 panel.

Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos


Elizabeth Stein, Esq., Member, Committee on Animal Law


Lori Barrett, Esq., Secretary, Committee on Animal Law

Karen Davis , 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

Sponsoring Committee:

Committee on Animal Law


Free registration (Required).

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.

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