Saturday, September 19, 2015
A Hasidic man in Brooklyn flips off an animal-rights activist with one hand — while preparing to slaughter a chicken with the other.
The bizarre scene occurred three days after a group of Brooklyn residents lost a court battle to prevent the ritual slaughtering of chickens before the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.
Geralyn Shukwit took the photograph on 50th Street in Borough Park on Thursday.
Dawson and other members of the nonprofit Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos are planning protests for Sunday and Monday nights when the bulk of the 50,000 birds will be killed.
The Orthodox practice of Kaporos involves transferring one’s sins to the bird by swinging it over the practitioner’s head three times and then slitting its throat.
The alliance’s attorney, Nora Constance Marino, called the event “disgusting” and is considering appealing Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Debra James’ ruling allowing the ritual.
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