An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man performing the ritual outside Tel Aviv in 2012. Photo: AP
All’s fair when it comes to slaughtering fowl on the streets of Brooklyn, a judge ruled Monday, clearing the way for thousands of chickens to be killed next week in a 2,000-year-old ritual.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Debra James ruled that the Orthodox practice of Kaporos, during which chickens are slaughtered before the high holy day of Yom Kippur to atone for sins, can proceed, knocking down a challenge by a Brooklyn animal-rights group.
The ruling came on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which starts the 10-day holy period leading up to Yom Kippur. …http://nypost.com/2015/09/14/jewish-chicken-slaughter-ritual-gets-ok-from-judge/