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United Poultry Concerns and the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos

September 5, 2017

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United Poultry Concerns and the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos would like to invite you to participate in our campaign exposing the cruelty of Kaporos. Kaporos is a ritual preceding Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, occurring in late September this year, in which thousands of chickens are “swung” and then slaughtered by certain ultra-orthodox Jewish communities. Practitioners wave the chickens over their heads by the legs or by pinning the bird’s wings painfully backward while reciting a chant about transferring their sins and punishment symbolically onto the bird.

Our campaign seeks to end this horrific cruelty to chickens at Kaporos sites year after year in New York City, Los Angeles, New Jersey, and everywhere the ritual is performed. Prior to the ritual, thousands of chickens are crammed into transport crates without food or water for as long as four days. They are deprived of shelter from rain, heat, and cold. Many die in the crates of starvation, dehydration, heat stress, and fear. More and more rabbis are publicly condemning Kaporos for violating the Jewish values of mercy and compassion for animals.

We would like to encourage you to join our campaign by taking this simple action:

Please send an alert to your members informing them of the inhumane practice of using chickens in Kaporos and encourage them to sign our petition. This petition urges major Orthodox Rabbinical Organizations to oppose the use of chickens for Kaporos and encourage practitioners to perform the ritual with money instead of chickens, an accepted method of atonement. Please feel free to pull copy, text, or images directly from our site to create your own post based on the content of our petition.

Please share our petition on your social media sites and/or website and urge people to sign. Here is the full link to our petition:

Thank you for your collaboration to help end this cruel practice. Let me know if you have any questions and please provide me with a link to any alert or post you create.

With compassion,

Hope Bohanec
Projects Manager, United Poultry Concerns
Office: 707-540-1760

until we see ourselves and animals
on an even par,
we as a species will
not go far!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


5 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    September 5, 2017 9:17 am

    until we see ourselves and animals
    on an even par,
    we as a species will
    not go far!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 5, 2017 10:23 am

      It’s perfect, I love it! Thank you so much, my dear!


      • Karen Lyons kalmenson permalink
        September 5, 2017 11:00 am

        You are welcome and thank you


  2. September 5, 2017 9:26 am

    Already signed, shared and tweeted x

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