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October 06, 2019 - The Jerusalem Post

ISRAEL: Government urges public to refrain from enacting Yom Kippur chicken ritual

ISRAEL: Government urges public to refrain from enacting Yom Kippur chicken ritual
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In an attempt to avoid unnecessary cruelty to animals, the EPM explains that there are alternatives to the practice of swinging a chicken over one's head ahead of the Day of Atonement

The Environmental Protection Ministry has called on Jewish members of the public to refrain from swinging live chickens over their heads before Yom Kippur and instead cast away their sins by giving money to charity, a press release on behalf of the ministry reported.

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