Announcing 2023 NYC Leadership Team for the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos!
These are all familiar faces to those who have been involved in this campaign over the years. Together under the umbrella of United Poultry Concerns, with the assistance of several skillful volunteers, and with thousands of supporters, we push forward for the feathered victims of this practice in our city streets.
Rina Deych, Co-Founder of AECK (with Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns) started as a solo protester of the ritual use of chickens as Kaporos in her orthodox neighborhood 28 years ago in Brooklyn, and teamed up with Karen Davis to form the Alliance to End chickens as Kaporos in 2010.
Jill Carnegie, NYC Director, has acted as Campaign Strategist and Rescue Coordinator for AECK since 2017.
Paola Gavino, Rescue Coordinator, has been rescuing Kaporos survivors since 2014.
- Michael Dolling, Rescue Coordinator, has been rescuing Kaporos survivors since 2015.