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Probable Religious Reaction to Chicken Murder

Dear Friends,

As a founding member of the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos, I have displayed our banner on the second floor of my 3-family house in Boro Park, Brooklyn since our rally in September. When my son came home at 11:30 on the night of 11/13/2010, he woke me up to inform me that someone had splattered red paint all over our front door and porch (pictures attached). Although we suspected it was anger at our banner, we weren't sure until, while giving a police report, we noticed that someone had painted our sign with a roller.

Freedom of speech is legal. Destruction of private property is not. I called the Shomrim (the local security group), who (when they learned what the issue was) said they could probably not help.

This is not only an act against property. Both my son and I are asthmatic, and these fumes are detrimental to us and to our rescued animals.

This act of vandalism is particularly troubling - especially since it was more than likely done by so-called religious people.

To add insult to injury, check out some of the comments on this web site: http://www.vosizneias.com/68691/2010/11/14/brooklyn-ny-red-paint-attack-for-woman-the-tried-to-stop-kapparos-ritual ... and some of these are actually funny: http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2010/11/home-of-anti-kapparot-activist-defaced-234.html

If the people who did this think that is going to stop me from protesting the use of chickens in Kaporos, they are sadly mistaken. It only strengthens my conviction.

Thank you, Rina Deych, RN Brooklyn, NY



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