The New York State Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday that the annual Kapparos ritual does not amount to animal cruelty. The decision upholds a ruling from a lower court.
The lawsuit had been brought by an animal rights group named ‘The Alliance to End Chickens as Koporos’. who alleged that the ritual is “cruel unsanitary and in violation of 15 known laws”. The group sought a court order mandating the New York Police Department (NYPD) to crack down on Kapparot before next year’s Yom Kippur.
Following the ruling, the Alliance promised to press on and explore other options.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.