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8 September 2011  
Join Us in Brooklyn for 3 End-Chickens-As-Kaporos Demos in October
Locations are the Brooklyn Neighborhoods of Midwood, Williamsburg & Crown Heights

The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos is hosting three peaceful 2-hour protest demonstrations the first week of October in Brooklyn, New York. Our purpose is to protest the cruel and needless “swinging” and slaughtering of thousands of chickens in Kaporos ceremonies during the week before Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement (Oct. 7-8, 2011). We’re urging observers to use money or other non-animal symbols of atonement instead of chickens. Kaporos observance does Not require any animals to be used. All three demos will be held on weekday evenings from 6-8pm.

Please join United Poultry Concerns president Karen Davis, AECK founding members Rina Deych and David Rosenfeld, UPC correspondent Ronnie Steinau, and other dedicated activists at one, two, or all three of these important demos. We need you with us to bear witness to the needless suffering we seek to end, and be counted for these birds. Here is the schedule:

Tuesday evening Oct 4: Ocean Parkway and Ave. P in Midwood from 6-8pm.

Wednesday evening Oct 5: Williamsburg from 6-8pm. Details to be announced.

Thursday evening Oct 6: 792 Eastern Parkway between Kingston & Albany Avenues in Crown Heights from 6-8pm.

Last year our rally and candlelight vigil brought lots of good media attention including the moving coverage we received in The Washington Post by Pulitzer Prizewinning photojournalist Carol Guzy. To view this coverage, click on “An ancient tradition draws protests” by Carol Guzy, The Washington Post, Oct. 9, 2010.

Also, check out one of our 3 powerful animated ads the AECK is running 400,000 times through September in online Jewish publications:

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Finally, if you haven’t yet done so, Please Sign Our End-Chickens-as-Kaporos Petition for 2011.

Thank you!


The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos is an association of compassionate people who seek to replace the cruel use of chickens in Kaporos rituals (also spelled Kapparot or Kaparos) with money or other non-animal symbols of atonement in the week preceding Yom Kippur, which this year starts at sunset on October 7 and ends at sunset on October 8. To learn more about the Alliance and its objectives, please go to See also

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