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For Immediate Release
30 September 2013
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Brooklyn Press Briefing to Protest
Chickens in Kaporos Rituals

What: The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos will hold a press briefing on the sidewalk at 792 Eastern Parkway & Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights where thousands of chickens from factory farms are immobilized in transport crates without food, water or shelter awaiting the Kaporos ritual. In the ritual, rabbis and practitioners painfully swing chickens by their wings and slaughter them illegally in open air tents. Many New York anti-cruelty laws, as well as health and safety violations, are openly ignored by NYPD and can be observed during the briefing. (Facebook posts described additional violations

When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Arrangements can be made for live news shots during the day

Where: 792 Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights

Who: Karen Davis, PhD, Alliance founder and United Poultry Concerns president, will speak, answer questions and provide press packets about the animal cruelty and public health laws that are being broken by Kaporos practitioners, and what needs to be done to eliminate this cruel, illegal and unsanitary ritual.

Chickens and protestors carrying signs.

Visuals: Thousands of suffering chickens and filthy Kaporos sites with blood, feces, feathers and dead chickens littering the streets and sidewalks.

Graphic photos and video available on request.

Additional footage: Kaporos rituals begin in the evening. Protests are planned in the same location on three evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. each night - Tuesday, Sept 30; Wednesday, Oct 1; Thursday, Oct 2.

Media Contacts: Susan Tellem 310-313-3444 x1; cell 310-613-3504;
On-site – Karen Davis – cell 757-678-6822; Rina Deych – cell 718-216-7103
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