Chickens don’t have a good life in general. First they’re born inside controlled conditions, once hatched its separated from their mother then raised in crowded green houses where they sometimes forced to eat their own legs to move. All fatten up next comes the day of slaughter where suddenly in the middle of the night they’re stuffed in boxes in preparation for their demise.
Yesterday ended Judaism Holiest of days “Yom Kippur” and one of the very odd customs is called “Kaparot” which goes back over 800 years and involves swinging the poor creature back and forth around one’s head before before praying. If you thought this was bizarre behavior well according to LA Times the Neturei Karta Movement are championing themselves are something of animal rights campaigners, yes that’s the same friendly neighborhood Anti-Zionist Neturei Karta who seek attention from the likes of George Galloway and Ahmadinejad. The ultimate Uncle Tom’s of the Jewish World!!
see this disturbing video:
Rabbi Meir Hirsch began having second thoughts about the practice, known as kaparot, or atonement in Hebrew, when he noticed chickens squawking in distress in plastic cages near his house.
Butchers “bring the chickens from the farm at night, and they spend all day in the sun without food or drink,” said Hirsch, a member of the Neturei Karta ultra-Orthodox sect in Jerusalem. “You cannot perform a commandment by committing a sin.”
If only the Neturei Karat could rethink their insane denial of Israel, but I suppose they prefer the company of chickens.. We wonder why..?