14 February 2018

Activists Protest NYC Health Commissioner Mary Bassett Over Illegal Animal Massacre

In 2015, The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos and 19 New York City residents sued the NYC Department of Health and the NYPD for failing to enforce the 15 public health, sanitation and anti-cruelty laws and regulations that are violated during Kaporos. See Group that seeks health department, NYPD to regulate Jewish ritual of Kaporos makes case to Court of Appeals, 3 January 2018, and read, below, about last Saturday’s powerful protest demonstration at the home of the City Health Commissioner.


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Activists Protest NYC Health Commissioner Mary Bassett Over Illegal Animal Massacre

Over 50 animal rights activists staged a protest on Saturday, February 10th at the Manhattan home of Dr. Mary Bassett, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health, over her ongoing refusal to enforce the seven health codes violated during a Yom Kippur religious ritual in which 60,000 chickens are swung in the air by their wings, killed in pop up slaughterhouses, and thrown in the trash.

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