In the Midst of This Year’s Kaporos Chicken Carnage in Brooklyn, Activists Rescued Many Chickens Before, During, and After the Ritual

Jill Carnegie

Jill Carnegie, UPC’s Campaign Strategist for the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos, spoke live October 7th at the Kaporos Vigil in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, where Alliance activists offered water and watermelon to as many as possible of the 60,000 chickens crated for days on the streets in preparation for the Kaporos “atonement” massacre in which certain ultra-Orthodox Jewish populations “transfer” their sins and punishment to the chickens each year in the days leading up to Yom Kippur. This ritual is not mandated by Jewish law. We will report more fully on this year’s activities in the next issue of Poultry Press. Your donations to support our campaign to end chicken Kaporos are much needed and greatly appreciated.

Brooklyn Kaporos Safe House

Activists brought hundreds of chickens from the Kaporos ritual to “safe houses” around Brooklyn, like this one in Bushwick. Brooklyn Daily Eagle photo by Alex Williamson, Oct. 9, 2019.

Nora Marino holding Little Bean

Nora Marino holding Little Bean, one of the 16 rescued chickens found running loose on Eastern Parkway.

Activists Offer Watermelon to Kaporos Chickens
Activists offer water and watermelon to chickens crated for days.