PETA Calls For Criminal Charges Against Head Of Rabbinical Court
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called for criminal charges to be filed against Rabbi Avraham Dov Levin after the ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem rabbinical court he heads ordered the stoning of a stray dog because it believed the dog is a reincarnation of a secular attorney the rabbis disliked.
"By sentencing an innocent animal to a painful death for such an absurd reason, this rabbinical court has not only completely discredited itself but also violated tza'ar ba'alei chayim ("the suffering of living creatures") -- one of the most important principles in Judaism," PETA said in a statement Thursday.
"Rabbi Levin should be given a mandatory psychiatric evaluation, and PETA intends to call for criminal charges against him for inciting cruelty to animals," the statement continued. [Link]
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