New York City Bar Association Presents “Animal Sacrifice, Religion and Law – Practice of Using Chickens as Kaporos”

David Cassuto

From the email — looks like an interesting program:

What:             The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Animal Law is presenting a free seminar called “Animal Sacrifice, Religion and Law – Practice of Using Chickens as Kaporos,” June 12, 2014.   

The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos has been working for a number of years to end Kaporos throughout the country.  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. Continue reading

NYC Bar Association To Celebrate 180th Anniversary of State’s Anti-Cruelty Law

On the 180th Anniversary of the Passage of New York State’s First Anti-Cruelty Law in 1829
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

There is no charge for this program.  Register

A discussion of a number of bills that were left hanging when the New York State legislature went out of session, such as felony cruelty to wildlife, dog fighting, puppy mills, canned shoots, and farm animal confinement. New York State was once a humane leader, but have we fallen behind on some issues?

JANE HOFFMAN, President, Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

DEBORA M. BRESCH, Government Relations, ASPCA; PATRICK KWAN, NYS Director, The Humane Society of the United States; MICHELLE VILLAGOMEZ, Senior Manager, Advocacy and Campaigns, Government Relations, ASPCA; SAMANTHA MULLEN, board member & Legislation Committee chair, NYS Humane Association