Animal Rights Activists Face Off With Jewish Community Over Treatment Of Chickens During Kaporos
Activists argue that the chickens are treated cruelly before the ritual.
Oct 8, 2019 9:43 AM
Ritual Jewish Chicken Slaughter Met With Vegan Protests In Crown Heights
'Murderers! Shame on you!' shouted a protester wearing a surgical mask and poncho, as she sprayed water in the direction of the chickens.
Updated: Sep 18, 2018 3:51 PM
Lawsuit Against Ultra-Orthodox Ritual Chicken Slaughter Seeks End To Animal Cruelty
The Jewish High Holidays begin next week, which means the Ultra-Orthodox ritual of kaporos is just around the corner as well.
Updated: Sep 5, 2018 5:42 PM
Are Thousands Of Ritually Slaughtered Chickens Being Turned Into... Biodiesel?
Video appears to show many dead chickens destined for a company that renders them into biodiesel.
Updated: Oct 14, 2016 3:52 PM
'Animal Holocaust!': Protests Against Ritual Jewish Chicken Slaughter Get Ugly
Animal rights activists were extra abrasive at this year's kaporos slaughter in Crown Heights.
Updated: Mar 7, 2017 11:58 AM
FYI, The Annual Hasidic Ritual Chicken Slaughter Is Coming Up
"I could do it with money, but God says it is better with the chicken."
Updated: Oct 8, 2016 12:22 PM
Video: Activists & Hasidic Jews Face Off At Ritual Chicken Slaughter
One man mashed two sacrificial chickens against the chest of an animal-rights protester as other kapparot participants screamed, "Go fight ISIS!"
Updated: Oct 14, 2015 11:37 AM
Ultra-Orthodox In Williamsburg Really Don't Want You To See This Video
"Please leave and go home."
Updated: Sep 22, 2015 12:53 PM
Ultra-Orthodox Jew Flips The Bird At Protester During Chicken Slaughter
"Certain anti-Jewish and anti-tradition forces" are rallying to stop the ritual, Rabbi Shea Hecth wrote.
Updated: Sep 21, 2015 5:09 PM
Judge Gives Go-Ahead To Ultra-Orthodox Ritual Chicken Slaughter
A group hoped to get a cease-and-desist against the ritual, which they considered a public nuisance and health hazard.
Updated: Sep 15, 2015 3:28 PM
Brooklyn Couple Rescues Chicken From Ritual Slaughter & Makes It Their House Pet
Penelope the Chicken has her own diaper and therapy swing so she can watch TV.
Updated: Sep 9, 2015 12:54 PM
Jewish Ritual Chicken Slaughter Sparks Protest In Crown Heights
Kaporos is a ritual of atonement that symbolically transfers a person's sins to the living chicken as it is held aloft.
Updated: Oct 2, 2014 2:23 PM
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