2. Does the 1986 amendment to Ch. 828, F.S., which permits the enactment of any ordinance identical to Ch. 828, preempt and hence prohibit a municipality from enacting an ordinance making religious animal sacrifice unlawful, even if such ordinance does not conflict with Ch. 828?
1. Unless and until the Legislature modifies the statutes, it is my opinion that Florida law, specifically s. 828.12, F.S., prohibits the sacrificial killing of animals other than for the primary purpose of food consumption.
2. Based on my response to Question One, it is my opinion that a municipality may adopt an ordinance prohibiting the religious sacrifice of animals within the city pursuant to s. 828.27, F.S. (1986 Supp.).
On June 9, 1987, the City Council for the City of Hialeah unanimously adopted an ordinance identical to the provisions of Ch. 828, F.S. The ordinance apparently was adopted because a Santeria church recently opened in the city. Santeria is a religious group which uses the sacrificial killing of animals during many of its religious rituals. A question has arisen whether such animal sacrifices, if not carried out for the primary purpose of food consumption, are prohibited by Ch. 828 and thus by city ordinance.
Section 828.12, F.S., provides in pertinent part:
"Whoever . . . unnecessarily or cruelly . . . kills any animal, or causes the same to be done . . . is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or both."
End of all Charges
(as this is similar to a court case, I trust that Con binds himself to telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth)
How does con plead to the charges of murder and leading people to murder others?
How does con plead to being responsible for billions of people but choosing no actions to help people in poverty despite knowledge of such?
How does con plead to giving cruel and unusual punishment, eternal torture in hell undeserved, especially to atheists and perhaps criminals who have already been punished in their life time?
How does con plead to the animal sacrifice done by Abraham and encouraged by god?
Is it true that God turned Lot's wife into a salt pillar, denying her entire humanity?