When the Church of the Lukumi sought to operate a worship center in Hialeah in 1987, what were the initial objections

  1. What is the role of animal sacrifice in the Santeria religion?
  2. When and why did the animal sacrificial practices of Santeria first become a political issue in the United States?
  3. When the Church of the Lukumi sought to operate a worship center in Hialeah in 1987, what were the initial objections?
  4. The History of Animals Rights in America: O’Brien gives a potted history of animal rights and the following questions are related to his discussion.
    1. What was Jeremy Bentham’s view of how animals should be treated?
    2. A view that contrasts with Bentham’s is the rationalism argument: humans and animals are different because animals lack the capacity to reason. This argument prevailed (and for many still does prevail) since Aristotle popularized this view in the fourth century B.C.E.  Which do you think the more persuasive view, Bentham’s or Aristotle’s?  Why?