28 September 2017

Kaporos: chicken soup for the soulless?

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Opponents of Kaporos will on September 28, 2017 hold a candlelight vigil in Borough Park, Brooklyn, led by the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos, a project of United Poultry Concerns.
[See NYC Residents and Visitors to Hold Candlelight Vigil.]

"Formed in New York City in June 2010," said spokespersons Rina Deych and Jill Carnegie, "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.


United Poultry Concerns founder Karen Davis explains further:
Culturally Rationalized Forms of Chicken Sacrifice: The Kaporos Ritual & the Chicken Project