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End Kosher Humanewashing
Kosher should not be synonymous with factory farming. Join thousands of community members and Jewish leaders sounding the call for Jewish values to guide how we eat and farm.
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What We Do
The Jewish Initiative for Animals provides new ways for the Jewish community to bring its values of compassion for animals into practice and strengthen Jewish communities in the process.
Philosopher Rene Descartes asserted that animals lacked souls and feelings, and therefore one could do with them as one pleased. Descartes’ conception of animals still rationalizes the way we treat animals on factory farms today.
Earlier this year, JIFA released the results of groundbreaking testing of Empire kosher chicken taken directly from grocery store shelves. The drug we found, fenbendazole, is an antiparasitic used widely in industrial animal farming to treat common infections that occur in poultry raised on crowded factory farms.
Kosher companies and Jewish media are sounding an alarm that kosher chicken is in short supply in anticipation of Passover.
In order to cultivate and grow a sustainable Jewish animal advocacy movement, we must address the issues that are critically connected to and interdependent with industrial animal agriculture. We must work in partnership with Jewish communities and justice movements to achieve positive change.
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