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Activist Arrested for Liberating Chickens; Hundreds of Others Found Dead

October 8, 2014

Source Their Turn
By Donny Moss

Kaporos, the annual chicken-swinging ritual that takes place before Yom Kippur, doesn’t start until Tuesday night, but, already, an activist has been arrested, and hundreds of chickens stacked in crates on the street have died.

Wearing a Mercy For Animals t-shirt, an activist from New Jersey was arrested on Monday for allegedly stealing chickens from a “Kaporos Center” in Brooklyn. Authorities found the liberated chickens in his vehicle. Sadly, these animals, who had a brief taste of freedom in the back of a van, will most likely be used in the Kaporos ritual and then slaughtered.

In a separate incident, Brooklyn resident Rina Deych, a founding member of the advocacy group working to end the chicken-swinging ritual, made the grisly discovery of hundreds of dead chickens stacked in crates, and she took footage with the hope that authorities would charge the perpetrators with animal cruelty.

Ms. Deych suspects that the chickens, who are deprived of food and water for several days, died of dehydration: “We just witnessed hundreds, possibly thousands of chickens dead in crates in Brooklyn. We called the police, but they would not take our report. NYPD is supposed to respond to animal cruelty and neglect cases.”

Ms. Deych’s video documentation of dead and dying chickens:

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Torturing, not saving,
animals is the crime.
at the cruel hands of
animals serve the worst
Of time.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

18 Comments leave one →
  1. J. David Scott permalink
    October 8, 2014 7:36 am

    Free the activist….Arrest the bastard/bastards who let these animals die.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. October 8, 2014 7:40 am

    Why swing a terrified, innocent animal around your head??? They could use many non living ‘objects’ to carry out their ‘ritual’….one truly has to wonder!

    Liked by 2 people

    • October 8, 2014 9:13 am

      Yeah, this gets a huge WTF. I don’t care what ritual they follow, just so they don’t harm anyone. Thanks, Steph.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. October 8, 2014 7:47 am

    I simply hate humans that feel they have a right to kill animals for their consumption

    Liked by 2 people

    • October 8, 2014 9:14 am

      That is so easy, isn’t it, Diane? I long for the day when we don’t hate – when animals are truly free. Thanks.


  4. October 8, 2014 7:59 am

    how do we make the nypd notice this as a REAL issue?!

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 8, 2014 9:14 am

      Change society’s perception. Once speciesism is gone, so, too, will the indifference. Thanks.


  5. October 8, 2014 8:05 am

    I hope a lawsuit is brought against the perps and the police.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    October 8, 2014 8:17 am

    Torturing, not saving,
    animals is the crime.
    at the cruel hands of
    animals serve the worst
    Of time.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    October 8, 2014 9:21 am

    You are very welcome and thank you.


  8. October 8, 2014 10:27 am

    Barbaric, disgusting, indecent… shall I continue? I’m a pacifist, I don’t like violence… but believe me, Stacey, with people like that I can change my mind…

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 8, 2014 2:33 pm

      I agree. I am against violence, too, except when innocents are involved. So, since innocents are always being harmed, does that mean I am pro-violent? Interesting question. Thank you, dear Claudine.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Leah permalink
    October 9, 2014 12:45 pm

    just one more reason why I will not follow any organized religion … religious beliefs in the name of “tradition” contribute to non human abuse, torture and cruelty…


    • October 12, 2014 3:13 pm

      More atrocities have been committed in the name of religion than anything. Thanks, Leah.


  10. Ranger & Thyrza permalink
    October 14, 2014 6:50 pm

    Maybe just liberate them all by smashing the fences (preferably the perpetrators) and cells. Maybe a Jihad?? Peaceful wars against Animal-Abuse perpetrators does not work.

    Liked by 1 person

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