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Ex-Kaporos Chickens Live Happily at
And-Hof Sanctuary in Upstate New York


Dear Friends,

Happy Homecoming!

It is with joy that we share with you these moving images of more than 200 chickens rescued from Kaporos in Brooklyn this month to live and thrive in the beautiful And-Hof Sanctuary under the loving, watchful eye of founder-director Kurt Andernach.


And Hof Animals
Sanctuary for Farm Animals

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Photo 1 of 4 by Rich Cundari: some of the chickens check out the materials being used to finish their new home.
Photo 2 of 4 by Rich Cundari: a chicken meets Willie the Pig
Photo 3 of 4 by Rich Cundari: a number of chickens nap with their new friend Moritz.
Photo 4 of 4 by Rich Cundari: shows what looks like a lot of chickens, but is a small portion of the total.


Unparalleled Suffering

By contrast, please look at this slideshow selection of incredible photographs by the superb photographer of Unparalleled Suffering Photography of October 2016 Kaporos in Brooklyn who traveled from Texas to document these scenes of “religion” in what is really a shameless moneymaking scheme pretending to feed “the poor” and transfer sins. Video: Slaughtered Kaporos Chickens Become Biodiesel? 12 October 2015 -

Chicken being used for Kaporos View more photographs


Fantastic Activism for the Chickens!

This year, activists rallied in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, and Southern California like never before on behalf of the Kaporos chickens. The planning, courage and care for these birds, for weeks and hours before, during, and following Kaporos, is hugely gratifying and profoundly inspiring! Several other wonderful sanctuaries, in addition to And-Hof, are providing permanent care and rehabilitation for the more than 300 birds we were able to rescue this year from Kaporos in Brooklyn, New York.


More Good News!

As this writing, we are pleased to inform you that – thanks entirely to your support! – we have almost reached our lawsuit fundraising goal of $25,000! Only $826.00 more and we will earn the additional matching pledge of $5000.00 for a grand total of $30,000 to pursue our legal fight to force the City of New York to uphold the animal cruelty, health and safety laws being violated by Kaporos practitioners.

Help us win this fight for the birds!


To achieve our goal, we need YOU!

Thank You for Your Continuing Support!




The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos is a project of United Poultry Concerns. Formed in New York City in June 2010, 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. The Alliance does not oppose Kaporos per se, only the cruel and unnecessary use of chickens in the ceremony.

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