By COLlive reporter
Representatives of the animal rights organization PETA will be on hand at the Kapparos ritual in Crown Heights on Wednesday, COLlive was told.
They will be distributing the flyer “Gelt, Not Guilt” at the Kapparos location of NCFJE on Eastern Parkway.
“We are encouraging people to use money instead of live chickens when performing the ritual,” Philip Schein of PETA told COLlive.
Representatives will also be distributing hundreds of origami chickens made from actual money, to encourage a “cruelty-free Kapparos.”
The flyers quote Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum, Jewish Press columnist and Rabbinical Alliance of America (Igud HaRabbonim) executive, as saying “reviewing the entire current Kapparos situation, using alternatives to chickens, such as money to tzedakah might be a desirable option.”