Outraged Residents Pressure New York City Department of Health to Stop Ignoring Chicken Kaporos

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Through a series of vociferous public demonstrations, New York City activists are demanding that City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett take action to prevent another bloody massacre from happening in NYC streets this year. Over half a dozen of the laws that are violated by using chickens for Kaporos are health codes, making Dr. Bassett the logical target to force change. Activists will continue making their voices heard after years of inaction from the NYC Department of Health.

Dr. Bassett has sat down with the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos and reviewed extensive documentation, including an ABC News segment featuring a quote from City Hall promising enforcement of Health laws leading up to 2017 Kaporos, as well as a 14-page Toxicology report. Among other damning conclusions and assessments, the report states: “Kaporos activities produce unsanitary conditions . . . constitute a dangerous condition and pose a significant public health hazard.”

The findings of this report have not been disputed, yet Commissioner Bassett’s response to the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos activists is, “Although I appreciate your forceful advocacy on this issue, at this time, there is no evidence that the use of chickens for Kaporos poses a significant risk to human health.”

Contact Commissioner Bassett demanding that current laws be enforced. It is not her job to ignore those who violate public health codes with impunity. Her job is to ensure that health codes are enforced and that NYC residents are protected, and there IS evidence that chicken Kaporos poses a significant public health risk. Ask what the NYC Department of Health will do to prevent this Kaporos atrocity from happening again.

What Can I Do?

Contact Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett:

Home: 96 Park Terrace West,
New York, NY 10034

Work: 42-09 28th Street,
Long Island City, NY 11101

Work: (347) 396-4100
Cell: (917) 282-1567

Email: mbassett@health.nyc.gov; marytravisbassett@gmail.com

End Chickens As Kaporos

A project of United Poultry Concerns dedicated to eliminating the use of chickens in the Kaporos ritual.