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Animal Cruelty Lawsuit challenging Jewish religious ritual heads for Court of Appeals
Animal Cruelty Lawsuit challenging Jewish religious ritual heads for Court of Appeals

At issue is whether New York City should be forced to enforce its own health and safety codes and animal cruelty laws even if it impinges on religious freedom.

In 2015, a group of animal rights activists filed a lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court asking the court to compel New York City to enforce more than a dozen health, safety and animal cruelty laws the plaintiffs argue are violated during the ancient ritual known as Kaporos.

Kaporos involves waving a chicken over one's head while reciting a prayer for forgiveness. The chicken is then killed.

Read the source article at ABC7 Eyewitness News

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