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Chicken Kaporos Demos in Brooklyn: Please Join!

August 28, 2013
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From Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos

Street Protests, Chicken Rescues, Moving Illuminated Billboards, New Posters! We Need YOU! September 10-12, 2013

Dear Friends,

Please join our 4th annual street protest in Brooklyn, NY against the cruel and needless use of chickens in Kaporos rituals. This year we’re renting a “moving lit billboard” – a van with huge images illuminated on the sides and the back.

Sept 10, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m.
792 Eastern Parkway, (corner Kingston Ave.), Brooklyn, NY, 11213

Sept 11, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m.
502 Ave. P, (corner E. 5th Street), Brooklyn, NY, 11223

Sept 12, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m.
792 Eastern Parkway, (corner Kingston Ave.), Brooklyn, NY, 11213

An activist Hasidic Rabbi has generously provided us with images, including one of himself tenderly holding a rooster, an audio file to BROADCAST FROM THE VAN URGING PRACTITIONERS TO USE MONEY, NOT CHICKENS, and translations of our messages into Hebrew along with English.

We know it is difficult to attend a demo where animals are suffering and dying in front of us, but as hard as it is for us, it is infinitely harder for the chickens, and we must be there for them and show that we care.

Please read A Wing and A Prayer for more information about the Kaporos (Kapparot) ritual. Please join us in Brooklyn to let the chickens know we’re there for them.

The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos is a project of United Poultry Concerns comprising an association of groups and individuals who seek to replace the use of chickens in Kaporos rituals with money or other non-animal symbols of atonement.



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to atone by tormenting
or taking the life of another
is not atonement at all,
it is a desecration of our
earth mother.
to spill blood for any
reason of the innocent
is cruelty and for this
one must repent!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

8 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    August 28, 2013 10:29 am

    to atone by taking the life of another
    is not atonement at all,
    it is a desecration of our
    earth mother.
    to spill blood for any
    reason of the innocent
    is cruelty and for this
    one must repent!

    Like

    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      August 28, 2013 10:32 am

      correction of post
      to atone by tormenting
      or taking the life of another
      is not atonement at all,
      it is a desecration of our
      earth mother.
      to spill blood for any
      reason of the innocent
      is cruelty and for this
      one must repent!

      Like

  2. Sandra Bell permalink
    August 28, 2013 1:52 pm

    If this sort of cruel ignorance is going on anywhere out here in L A, there needs to be a protest here as well. Does anyone know if this ritual happens publicly here? It needs to be outlawed everywhere.

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    • August 28, 2013 2:11 pm

      I’m not certain myself, Sandra, but thank you SO MUCH for your consideration and compassion. It is possible that United Poultry Concerns would have that information. They can be emailed here: info@upc-online.org

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  3. chanie permalink
    September 15, 2013 5:50 am

    If, as the farmer in the video says, the people are mistaken about the best way to hold the chicken, your campaign should be to teach them the correct way to hold a chicken. With that you might actually get somewhere. Rather than doing it as a protest, make an awareness campaign about the most humane
    way to hold the chicken.

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    • September 15, 2013 9:40 am

      While I appreciate your comments, I have to stress that the point of the campaign is to NOT use chickens at all. Using them in any way, held “correctly” or not, exploits them. The ideal remedy would be to not use them at all. Thank you.

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