Kaporos: A Heartfelt Plea for Mercy:

Hasidic Rabbi Yonassan Gershom speaks out. (60 second video)
 

United Poultry Concerns’ Campaign to End Chicken Kaporos

www.EndChickensAsKaporos.comwww.upc-online.org/kaparos
 
Veterinarians Speak Out Against Using Chickens As Kaporos
Time to Stop Using Chickens for Kaparot, Shamayim V’Aretz Institute

2017

New York
Los Angeles & Orange County
Israel
Chicago

2016

Boston, Massachusetts
New York
New Jersey
Chicago
Los Angeles & Orange County
Israel

2015

New York
flipping the bird Geralyn Shukwit/Courtesy Rina Deych A young Brooklyn man participating in a Kaporos tradition of slaughtering chickens to raise money for local synagogues gives the finger to animal rights activist Rina Deych as she tries to discourage members of the community from the practice.
New Jersey
Los Angeles
Israel

2014

New York
Kaporos Chickens Find Sanctuary Happiness and-hof1
Photo by Richard Cundari at And-Hof Animals Sanctuary for Farm Animals in Catskill, NY, 26 October 2014 and-hof14
Lori Barrett with her rescued Kaporos chicken Isa at And-Hof Sanctuary, November 2014
Click for More Kaporos Chickens Find Sanctuary Happiness Updated 11 February 2015
These young chickens were rescued from a Kaporos ritual in Boro Park, Brooklyn, New York on October 3, 2014. Despite being immobilized in transport crates without food or water, here they are enjoying their lives full of energy, curiosity, friendliness and good cheer. Video by Kurt Andernach, And-Hof Animal Sanctuary in upstate New York.
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Jerusalem
London

2013

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Considerations, Information, Pleas for Mercy & Action

2012

2011

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Chemers, a baby rooster, was rescued from Kaporos rituals in 2010. This photograph is one of 12 winning photos published in the 2011 Chicken Run Rescue calendar (www.brittonclouse.com/chickenrunrescue). Photo by Greg Straight Edge.

2010

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When the Chickens Went on Strike

One day during Rosh Hashanah - the beginning of the Jewish New Year - a boy overhears the chickens in his village plan a strike. They are sick of being used for Kapores, the custom practiced in his Russian village where live chickens are waved over everyone's heads to erase their bad deeds. "An end to Kapores!" the chickens chant as they flee the town.

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