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Activists Want NYC To Axe Chicken-Slaughter Ritual

A group of animal-rights activists want the city to stop the slaughter of 50,000 chickens on the streets of Brooklyn in the days leading up to Yom Kippur. Read more

NY – State Court Declines To Halt Kaporos Ritual By Orthodox Jews

A state judge in Manhattan on Monday refused to block Orthodox Jewish congregations in Brooklyn from carrying out the bloody Kaporos chicken-slaughter ritual on public streets in advance of Yom Kippur. Read more

NY – Opponents Of Kaporos Ask Manhattan Judge To Halt The Slaughter

Brooklyn, NY – Lawyers for a group opposing the Jewish ritual of Kaporos were in a Manhattan court today, asking that a Superior Court judge put an end to the annual event not only because of they find it offensive, but due to the fact that it violates some 15 laws. Read more

New York Lawsuit Cries Foul Over Ritual Jewish Chicken Slaughter

A lawsuit in New York City has local residents crying afoul over Jewish slaughter of fowl, decrying what they called the “barbaric” Yom Kippur tradition of kaparot in which chickens are thrown to their death in a symbolic act of atonement. Read more