Lisa Goldberg

Chicken Wings!!

This week, in the days leading up to Yom Kippur, 100,000 live chickens have been trucked from factory farms into Brooklyn to be used in Kaporos, an animal slaughter ritual practiced annually by many in the ultra orthodox Jewish community. During the ritual, practitioners hold live chickens by their wings and swing them around their heads while reciting a prayer. The chickens are then killed in makeshift slaughterhouses erected without permits on city streets. This constitutes the largest “wet market” in the U.S. and it takes place in violation of eight NYC health codes. Leading up to their slaughter, the chickens are confined in crates on city streets, often for days, without food, water, or

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