Police Must Stop Protecting the Illegal Killing of Animals in Ritual Ceremonies

Target: Charles Beck, Deputy Chief of Los Angeles Police Department and David Maggard, Chief of Irvine Police Department

Goal: Stop protecting the illegal killing of chickens in religious ceremony.

Two police departments have been accused of ignoring animal cruelty laws in connection with a Jewish ceremony that involves slaughtering chickens. In the annual ceremony, called Kapparot, a live chicken is swung over a person’s head before being slaughtered. The action of swinging the chicken over the head is said to represent that person’s sins being transferred from them and into the bird.

A lawsuit, filed by the Animal Protection and Rescue League, accuses the Irvine Police and Los Angeles Police Departments of protecting the illegal killing of aimals. The lawsuit claims that the police departments have refused to crack down on the Kapparot ceremonies. Attorney Bryan Pease, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Animal Protection and Rescue League, says that it’s illegal to kill and discard animals for a religious ritual without using them for food. Not only should the senseless killing of innocent animals be illegal, the crime should be treated seriously. It’s appalling that police would blatantly ignore animal murders such as this. Please add your signature to the petition below to demand that the police departments stop turning a blind eye to the alleged illegal killing of animals and start taking action to stop it.


Dear Chief Beck and Chief Maggard,

Two California police departments are accused of ignoring laws regarding the illegal killing of animals. According to a lawsuit, the police departments turn a blind eye to the annual Jewish ceremonies where chickens are swung around, and then slaughtered.

We’re appalled that this crime against innocent animals isn’t taken seriously by the police. We, the undersigned, demand that police start taking action against these allegedly illegal animal killings.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. I don’ t think this is what god wants. Your sins will not be forgiven by committing more sins. Please do better.

  2. Superstitious nonsense….

  3. This is not a religious act, it’s just plain murder of innocent animals. An animal cannot take your sins away you ignorant people.

    • The police are turning a blind eye , WHY ?? Who is going to protect the animals, religious nut cases. These sub humans are evil and wicked and I hope they all die a horrible death

    • Natasha Glinsky says:

      Maybe the cops are satanic too. At any rate, freedom of religion should not include harm to any innocent beings.


  5. Stop this bullshit using animals for stupid cruel beliefs . What’s wrong with people .Arseholes

  6. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Hope they ALL rot in hell❗️?
    Signed & shared ?

  7. I thought Religion was supposed to have compassion for all Animals??? Inflicting terrible suffering & inhumane slaughter of innocent Animals is wrong, period!!!it’s just an excuse to condone terrible acts of Animal cruelty & death, same as culture, tradition. Religion should bring peace to the world & all living beings in it! & That includes Animals!!
    My Religion is Animals xxxx Always has always will be!!

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