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‘humane Slaughter’ Bill in New York State Will Not Affect Jewish Ritual

A “humane slaughter” bill, pending in the New York State Legislature, is not intended to affect Jewish ritual slaughter, according to a statement here today by State Senator William T. Conklin, sponsor of the measure.

“There have been some misunderstandings and misconceptions regarding the true intentions of this bill,” said Sen. Conklin. “Ritual slaughter is declared to be a humane method by the bill, which expressly provides that the term humane method means a method in accordance with ritual requirements of the Jewish faith or any other religious faith.!”

The bill by Sen. Conklin, who is a Republican from Brooklyn, was endorsed today by Arthur L. Amundsen, chairman of the New York State Humane Slaughter Committee.