Is Animal Sacrifice Legal in the USA?



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We always think of animal sacrifice as an ancient ritual, but many people still practice it today. This sparked some controversy in Florida in the late 1980s, leading to a landmark Supreme Court decision in Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. Hialeah. This case still influences religious freedom law today, even being cited in the courts’ decisions to strike down President Donald Trump’s so-called Muslim Ban.

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