ed. by Roberta Kalechofsky

pbk.    72 pgs


A shorter version of Haggadah For The Liberated Lamb. Good for inter-generation groups.

Speak about slavery of all kinds, not only past slavery or human slavery. In the October 17th issue (1996) of The New York Review of Books, David Brion Davis, a leading scholar on the issue of slavery, speculated that human beings learned how to enslave other human beings by first enslaving animals. Marjorie Spiegel explores this idea in her book, The Dreaded Comparison. If slavery is defined as the commercialization of living creatures, the buying and selling of living flesh, can we describe animals in zoos, in cages, in slaughterhouses and in laboratories, who have been abducted from their own world, as "enslaved"?

Slavery is not only pernicious but persistent. For information about modern slavery, contact The Anti-Slavery Society, The Stableyard, Broomgrove Road, London 9 9TL, England. In the U.S. the address is P.O.B. 81, Newtonville, MA 02160.

Incorporates poignant questions about the nature of slavery of both animals and humans as, for example, in this poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar, the son of two runaway slaves:

I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
when the sun is bright on the upland slopes;
When the wind stirs soft through springing grass,
and the river flows like a stream of glass;
When the first bird sings and the first bud opes,
and the faint perfume from its chalice steals--
I know what the caged bird feels!

ISBN 0-916288-36-6