The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos is hosting three peaceful 2-hour protest demonstrations the first week of October in Brooklyn.
We’re protesting the cruel and needless “swinging” and slaughtering of chickens in Kaporos ceremonies the week before
Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement (Oct. 7-8, 2011). All three demos will be held on weekday evenings from 6-8pm.
Please join United Poultry Concerns president Karen Davis, AECK founding members Rina Deych and David Rosenfeld, UPC staff member Ronnie
Steinau and other dedicated activists at one, two, or all three of these important demos. We need you with us to bear witness to the needless
suffering we seek to end, and be counted for these birds. Here is the schedule:
Tuesday evening Oct 4: Ocean Parkway and Ave. P in Midwood from 6-8pm.
Wednesday evening Oct 5: Pupa Kosher Butcher store at 118 Division Ave (between Bedford & Driggs Avenues) in Williamsburg from 6-8pm.
Thursday evening Oct 6: 792 Eastern Parkway between Kingston & Albany Avenues in Crown Heights from 6-8pm.
Last year our rally and candlelight vigil brought lots of good media attention including the moving coverage we received in The Washington Post by Pulitzer Prizewinning photojournalist Carol Guzy. To view this coverage, click on
“An ancient tradition draws protests” by Carol Guzy, The Washington Post, Oct. 9, 2010.
Check out one of our 3 powerful animated ads the AECK is running 400,000 times through September in online Jewish publications:
Finally, if you haven’t yet done so,
Please Sign Our End-Chickens-as-Kaporos Petition for 2011.
Thank you for your support.
Directions & Instructions for End Chickens as Kaporos
Demos October 4, 5, and 6
Tuesday evening Oct 4: Ocean Parkway and Ave. P in Midwood from 6-8pm. F train to Avenue P.
Wednesday evening Oct 5: Pupa Kosher Butcher, 118 Division Ave, between Bedford and Driggs Avenues, in Williamsburg, from 6-8 pm. M train to Marcy Avenue.
Thursday evening Oct 6: 792 Eastern Parkway between Kingston & Albany Avenues in Crown Heights from 6-8pm. #3 train to Kingston Avenue.
To get subway or bus directions from anywhere in the city, please go to: http://www.hopstop.com/search
For directions by car, please visit: http://www.mapquest.com/
What to Wear
Please wear dark-colored clothes. Do Not wear shorts, t-shirts or bright apparel. This is a somber event so please dress accordingly.
What to Bring
We will have an End Chickens As Kaporos Banner and 15 two-sided posters. If you wish you may bring your own sign urging Mercy and
Compassion for the Chickens and a plea for Kindness, Not Cruelty. DO NOT BRING SIGNS ATTACHED TO STICKS OR POLES. These are not permitted.
Posters must be hand-held or worn on one’s clothes.
If you need additional information, please contact Rina Deych at 718-216-7103, or email
We look forward to having you with us.
Need volunteers to transport rescued chickens to several locations in NY, PA, and possibly MD
As part of our three scheduled demos (October 4 through 6, all in Brooklyn, 6-8 PM) to end the use of chickens as Kaporos, we are hoping to be able to
rescue a good number of chickens.
Right now, we have sanctuaries located in upstate New York, Long Island, and PA, willing to take in a total of 62 birds. We have one person with a van
who will be able to take some of the birds to one sanctuary. We need volunteers who are willing to drive the remaining birds to the others.
Also, it would be helpful to have on hand people who know how to sex the birds (which is not easy, since they are quite young). These sanctuaries can
accept mostly hens, and only a few roosters.
Please contact me if you can volunteer to drive any birds to these sanctuaries. It would be preferable to drive them out the evening of rescue, but we
do have a place we can hold them overnight, if need be.
Please share this plea with people you really trust who may be able to help or know someone who can.
For the chickens,
Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos
The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos
is an association of compassionate people who seek to replace the cruel use of chickens in Kaporos rituals (also spelled Kapparot or
Kaparos) with money or other non-animal symbols of atonement in the week preceding Yom Kippur, which this year starts at sunset on October
7 and ends at sunset on October 8. To learn more about the Alliance and its objectives, please go to
www.EndChickensAsKaporos.com. See also