End Chickens as Kaporos Campaign Update

“I can’t believe this is happening again.”

The sentiment of all of us. It rings especially loudly this year after we all had hoped that some progress might be achieved in conjunction with 2020 COVID-19 initiatives. However, in New York City, what we saw in 2020 was that the corruption was as deep as ever and Kaporos was allowed to commence without interference from public officials.

In 2021 we witnessed the same political corruption that allows and helps Kaporos practitioners break NYC and NYS health, safely, and animal cruelty laws with impunity.

As deflating as it was to see the horrors continue unabated while activists ramped up Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use and provided compassionate care to thousands of suffering chickens in 2021, we will not stop. September 9-14 was our NYC Kaporos Week of Action 2021.

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Unparalleled Suffering Photography

Rescue of the victims remains a top priority. To that end, we have diversified our leadership, welcoming Kiirstin Marilyn and Maureen Medina as Co-Campaign Strategists and Field Directors. Jill Carnegie continues her involvement as Rescue Coordinator, working in cooperation with our new Campaign Strategists

The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos was proud to was proud to continue our partnership with Jewish Veg for our fourth consecutive year. They provided trained outreach advocates while AECK activists gave watermelon and water to the 5-week old chickens suffering in transport crates prior to being mercilessly “swung” and slaughtered as “atonements” (substitutes) for the sins of the practitioners. We provided rescue, emergency care, transport, and quality home placement to more than 700 Kaporos survivors this year

Our next issue of Poultry Press will report on this year’s activities and accomplishments in September and October on behalf of the chickens. Thank you for your continuing support for our campaign now in its 11th year since the founding of the Alliance to End Chickens As Kaporos in 2010! The Alliance to End Chicken as Kaporos is a project of United Poultry Concerns.