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Religion
Religion

The Ritual Slaughtering of Chickens on New York Streets Is Officially Legal

Despite the efforts of animal-rights groups, Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn are free to swing chickens above their heads and slit their throats in the streets.
Alex Swerdloff
9.15.15
Religion
Religion

The Vegan Vodou High Priestess of New Orleans Isn’t Interested in Animal Sacrifice

Vodou—not the Voodoo of Hollywood schlock—is a fluid and creative faith. Sallie Ann Glassman, a renowned Vodou practitioner, is a testament to this with her veganism. Increasingly, Vodouisants around the world have adopted an animal-free lifestyle like...
Andrew Paul
4.30.15
beef
beef

India’s Hindu-Majority Government Is Taking Its Islamophobia Out on Beef Slaughterhouses

There’s a battle brewing in India, and unsurprisingly it centers on a highly controversial practice there: cow slaughter.
Lauren Rothman
2.27.15
meat
meat

Halal Slaughter Is More Complicated Than You Realize

As the Muslim populations of Western nations continue to grow, controversy over the halal slaughter of animals has intensified. We asked Dr. Temple Grandin the question that's most often at the center of the scandals: is halal slaughter humane?
Lauren Rothman
10.30.14
Religion
Religion

Animal Rights Activists Don’t Want You to Swing Chickens for God

On the eve of Yom Kippur, I followed a group of Brooklyn animal rights activists who were protesting Kapparot: the ultra-Orthodox Jewish ceremony of imbuing a live chicken with one’s sins, swinging it over one’s head, and sacrificing it to remove...
Alison Ashe
10.8.14