Religion

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 1995:

The Miami county courthouse
maintenance staff has created a “Voodoo
Squad” to pick up the dead chickens, goats,
and other relics of Santeria sacrifice found
there each morning, remnants of Caribbean
immigrants’ attempts to influence justice.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 1993
that municipalities may not ban Santeria, but
they may enforce nondiscriminatory restric-
tions on it for reasons of health, sanitation,
and prevention of cruelty to animals.
The Rabbi Mayer Krucfeld,
assistant director of supervision for Star K
Kosher Certification, of Baltimore, recently
spent two days in La Jara, Colorado,
explaining how to start a kosher slaughter-
house to about 50 potential investors.
Currently the westernmost kosher slaughter-
house in the U.S. is Empire Meats, of Iowa.
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