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VIDEO: Activists Disrupt Kaporos Chicken Massacre

September 26, 2015 by Leave a Comment


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Each year before Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews around the world swing chickens around their heads in a ritual to transfer their sins to the animals, who they then slaughter and dump in the garbage. In Brooklyn, an army of activists, many of whom are observant Jews, clashed in the streets with the perpetrators as police officers struggled to control the chaos.

In July, the Alliance to Ban Chickens as Kaporos filed a lawsuit to stop the ritual slaughter from taking place in 2015. On September 14th, a NY County Supreme Court Judge denied that request and the request to require the NYPD and other city agencies to enforce the fifteen health, sanitation and anti-cruelty laws and regulations that are violated by the event. With the possibility of an appeal and other legal actions, the attorney for the plaintiffs, Nora Constance Marino, said, “It’s not over.” 
Activists protest Kaporos chicken massacre in Brooklyn

Activists protest Kaporos chicken massacre in Brooklyn

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Please join the Facebook page The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos to lend your voice and support to the tens of thousands of chickens who are stuffed into crates, swung and slaughtered each year in the name of God.



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  1. Natasha Brenner says:

    This is why I am a devout athiest. What kind of “loving” God would allow this and all the other horrors of the world to exist?
    Wake up, people. These man-made cruelties have to be abolished! BY US!

  2. Anna` says:

    It is UNBELIEVABLE that in this day and age, such a brutal ritual exists in order the TAKE AWAY SINS???? What kind of insane and stupid logic does this reveal about kapporos? JEWS who have themselves been victims are not VICTIMIZING innocent creatures!!! May God punishes those who partake in kapporos by making them come back in their next life as chickens AWARE that they are headed for this savage ritual.

  3. Moshe from Crown Heightes says:

    Activists DID NOT Disrupt Kaporos Chicken Shechita, in fact since these VEGANS started to MARCH against us Jews doing our Yom Kippur Minhag Custom more and more are coming out in doing Kaporas Minhag custom in fact this year there was a shortage of Chickens for Kaporas, NOT one single Law was broken, the Courts upheld that Kaporas is %100 LEGAL as the Anti Kaporas Marchers claim.

    The Anti Kaporas Marchers should have signs:

    “WE MARCH AGAINST THE JEWISH KAPORAS, WE DO NOT MARCH AGAINST COCK FIGHTS”

    “WE MARCH AGAINST THE JEWISH KAPORAS, WE DO NOT MARCH AGAINST McDonald’s OR PURDUE CHICKENS EVEN THOUGH KAPORAS CHICKEN ARE TREATED HUMANLY”

    1. Donny Moss says:

      Just like the people who claim that the chickens are donated to the poor when in fact they are dumped in the trash, you are not telling the truth here. Fifteen laws are broken – from building slaughterhouses in the streets to sweeping blood into the sewers. Elected officials eagerly assist in the massacre because ultra-Orthodox Jews have tremendous political clout because they vote in a bloc, as you well know.

    2. Carole Davis says:

      Moshe, so glad you came on here to discuss this unacceptable cruelty to animals. The activists in NY and LA did more than just disrupt this barbarian behavior, the activists exposed it to the world–a world that is repulsed by such cruelty towards animals. You, those of you who participated in this gruesome event, are all on video, for all to see, behaving like empathy-challenged individuals, covered in blood, being cruel and stupid. Thank goodness for modern technology to broadcast behavior that belongs in the Middle Ages!

      1. Moshe from Crown Heightes says:

        There are Plenty of Youtube of Kaporos from WAY before the White European American OUTSIDERS came marching against the Jews, the difference is, your YouTube are EDITED to make the Jews look bad, you’ve brought all your FALSE accusations to court and they were PROVEN in a COURT of LAW that they are false.

        We will CONTINUE to feed the poor who cannot afford to purchase Chickens to obtain free chickens from Kaporos.

        1. shimon1234 says:

          You can continue spreading the lie that the bodies of the birds you murder go to charity but we will be there to expose your lies. Stop making false accusations , the activists who attend these demo.s (I know almost all of them personally) fight all animal cruelty (by the way cockfighting is illegal in NY, find me a cockfighting ring and I’ll organize a protest there), you wont get a free pass just because you wear a funny hat and grow a long beard (god isn’t impressed by how long your beard is by the way or by how long your overcoat is, he cares about how you act and how much compassion you have for other beings). all your fasting and praying on yom kippur is worth nothing if you have no pity on God’s creatures. The reason the lawsuit failed is not because the allegations were proven false (as you would know if you bothered to read through the decision), its because the head chabad rabbis have allot of power. Oh and one more thing please stop calling the protests anti-Jewish, there are many Jews around the world who are suffering from real anti-semitism (Jews in certain parts of Europe have police escorts when they go to synagogue on shabbos) and you calling protests against this disgusting animal cruelty and fraud anti-Jewish is an insult to them and to my great-grandparents who suffered through massacres of Jews in czarist Russia.

    3. J. Williams says:

      lf “more and more ” Jews participate in this ritual as you allege then that proves to everyone that Jews do not care about anyone or anything–except MONEY OF COURSE !!

  4. Zizi says:

    As with so many other religious fundamentalist zealots, the lack of compassion, the ignorance about and intolerance of others, whether human or animal, apparent in this small sect of orthodox Jews, is stunning! And what is of course, most shocking, is the total separation from reality, of anything truly befitting any religous beliefs, in this day and age.

    To create such suffering for any living creature, as is apparent in this primitive, archaic and unacceptable slaughter, is about as far as one can get from God. The same can be said for the obscene animal sacrifice that is practiced by billions of Muslims for Eid, and for the equally egregious sacrifice for the dinner plate, practiced by billions of Christians, with their Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter lamb/goose/ham/turkey. “Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone!”

    1. Moshe from Crown Heightes says:

      The chickens at Kaporas were and will ALWAYS be treated Humanly, unlike Lobsters which are BOILED in HOT water, We love Animals and we eat chickens and we give Chickens to the poor, the White so called “Vegans” do not have Organized marches against Tyson’s chicken, if they say verbally they do which they LIE, you do not see that on Facebook or a anywhere else on Social Media.

      1. Rick says:

        To determine if something is humane, you first have to ask yourself, “Would I want it done to me?”

      2. Donny Moss says:

        The chickens are treated humanely? Being confined in crates, unable to move around for up to several days, constitutes humane treatment? Being deprived of food and water, often for several days leading up to slaughter constitutes humane treatment? Since when is slitting someone’s throat a “humane” activity? Grabbing them by their fragile wings is humane? Stuffing their bodies into garbage bags while they are still thrashing around is humane?

        1. Moshe from Crown Heightes says:

          All your accusations has been PROVEN in a court of LAW to be FALSE, not on some mumbo jumbo Internet website,

          1. chris says:

            …with this kind of haircut you look like mumbo jumbo.

          2. shimon1234 says:

            Do you realize that your talking out of your ass. PETA,MFA, and the Animal Legal defense Fund currently have large campaigns against Tyson. This weekend is actually World Farm animals Day there will be hundreds of marches all over the world against factory farming There have been hundreds of demo.s by MFA and PETA against Tyson all over the country. If you don’t know what your talking about keep your mouth shut and stop spreading lies. Did you forget what they taught you in Yeshiva “Midvar shecker Tirchat, never tell a lie, Hashem knows just what happened, there’s no reason to deny.”

      3. shimon1234 says:

        Do you realize that your talking out of your ass. PETA,MFA, and the Animal Legal defense Fund currently have large campaigns against Tyson. This weekend is actually World Farm animals Day there will be hundreds of marches all over the world against factory farming There have been hundreds of demo.s by MFA and PETA against Tyson all over the country. If you don’t know what your talking about keep your mouth shut and stop spreading lies. Did you forget what they taught you in Yeshiva “Midvar shecker Tirchat, never tell a lie, Hashem knows just what happened, there’s no reason to deny.”

      4. ssusan law says:

        LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE!! MOSHE IS A HYPOCRITE. WE HAVE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING A GARBAGE TRUCK LOADED WITH YOUR DEAD AND ALMOST DEAD CHICKENS HEADING FOR THE DUMP. DISGUSTING. HORRID. INHUMANE.

  5. Carole Davis says:

    Brilliant. Moving. Sharing.

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