Animal Sacrifice Ban

I read with amusement the statements made by Councilman Robert Farrell concerning the ordinance to outlaw animal sacrifices practiced by groups such as satanic cults and Santeria adherents ("Animal Sacrifice Ban Gains," Part B, Sept. 19). Farrell argues that because sacrifice is an expression of people's faith, we must be careful in applying our middle-class standards and consider this a "challenge to the cultural diversity of our city and the tolerance of religious practices." What twaddle. The concept of tolerance does not include letting other people steal family pets, eviscerate them and return them to the front lawn. People have the right to practice their religion only as long as they leave Spot and Fluffy out of it.

LISA K. HAMILTON

Calabasas

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