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Lawsuit accuses Irvine, LA police of ignoring animal-cruelty laws in connection to Jewish ritual

SANTA ANA – An animal-rights group in a lawsuit filed this week accuses the Irvine Police Department of refusing to enforce animal-cruelty laws to stop the slaughter of chickens during a Jewish holiday ritual.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Santa Ana by the San Diego-based Animal Protection and Rescue League, marks the latest effort by animal-rights activists to target the Chabad of Irvine’s annual Kapparot ceremonies.

The lawsuit alleges that the Irvine Police Department, as well as the Los Angeles Police Department, protect the “illegal killing of animals” by not cracking down on the Kapparot ceremonies.


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