After spending several days stuffed in crates with no food or water, tens of thousands of chickens were swung in the air and slaughtered during the final night of Kaporos, the Yom Kippur ritual of transferring one's sins to a live chicken. [caption id="attachment_3284" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Ritual practitioners line up to slaughter sin-filled chickens[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3281" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Slaughter in the streets of Brooklyn[/caption] Following is a short video of the chaotic scene during the final hours of the ritual - the chickens, the butchers and the ritual practitioners debating the protesters. http://youtu.be/N9QNYaDIiJA [caption id="attachment_3289" align="alignnone" width="1280"] In a bit of irony, a Mitzvah (good deed) mobile was parked near slaughter tent[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3282" align="alignnone" width="1209"] Protesters clash with Kaporos practitioners[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3287" align="alignnone" width="1280"] By and large, the practitioners cannot relate to the protesters' concerns about the chickens[/caption] The 2014 Yom Kippur street protests are over, but the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos will, throughout the year, continue its fight to outlaw this barbaric ritual. Because of its size and voting power, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community is very powerful, but, through legal strategies, outreach to sympathetic rabbis, public relations and education, the Alliance is convinced that the chickens will ultimately prevail.
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Tagged with: Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos, chickens, Kaporos, Karen Davis, Rina Deych, United Poultry Concerns, Yom Kippur