First, we are thrilled to inform you that we have reached our fundraiser goal of $25,000! A matching pledge of $5,000 brings us to $30,000, for which we
thank everyone! The purpose of this Razoo fundraiser has been to support our lawsuit against the City of New York, the New York City Police Department, and
the NYC Department of Health for
refusing to enforce the 15 laws being violated by Kaporos practitioners.
Not only has NYC failed to enforce the law; the City has actively assisted the practitioners by providing them with police protection, barricades, and,
most egregiously, filthy orange traffic cones to bleed out the dying chickens in an ultimate public expression of brutality, disrespect and degradation of
the birds. Click on this link for a summary of the laws being violated by the Kaporos practitioners with the help of New York City agencies:
NY Laws and Rules That Are Violated by Kaporos
Next, we are honored to present
Kaporos The Movie 2016 by New York City activist and award-winning filmmaker Donny Moss, founder and director of Their Turn, an online animal rights magazine with news, commentary & calls to
action. Please watch this new video and share it. You will see the activists and the perpetrators
and the chickens and why our lawsuit is so crucial to ending this despicable, illegal Kaporos ritual.
United Poultry Concerns & the
Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos
thank you for your continuing support!
Donny Moss is a NYC-based animal rights activist. In 2008, Moss made the award-winning film BLINDERS
that documents NYC’s controversial horse-drawn carriage trade. From 2009 – 2013, he led a successful campaign to end the political career of an elected official running for Mayor who blocked animal
protection legislation in NYC for eight years.
The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos is a project of
United Poultry Concerns.
Formed in New York City in June 2010, the Alliance is an association of groups and individuals who seek to
replace the use of chickens in Kaporos ceremonies with money or other non-animal symbols of atonement.
The Alliance does not oppose Kaporos per se, only the cruel and unnecessary use of chickens in the ceremony.