I was going to write about PETA’s refusal to answer any questions about why the group kills so many shelter animals but came across a news story that I could not pass by. Arutz Sheva out of Israel reveals that activists with a Los Angeles animal rights group hurled anti-Semitic epithets at service attendees during a protest of the yearly Jewish ritual of kaparot outside of Congregation Ohel Moshe.
The kaparot ritual is practiced by some Jews on the eve of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. It involves circling a chicken above a practitioner’s head while praying to God to transfer their sins to the animal, respectfully. Once done, the chicken is then killed and its meat given to the poor. The ceremony has caused some controversy with some Jews not only condemning the use of a chicken but instead opting to use money.
Animal rights groups use the fact that some Jews have condemned the ritual as proof that their actions to stop kaparot are not anti-Semitic. But many Jews counter that the confrontations they have had with animal rights groups and some far leftists as resulted in anti-Semitic remarks being made toward them.
During 2003, PETA conducted a Holocaust on your plate campaign on the same day as Holocaust Remembrance Day in which Jewish groups, rightly, decried the effort. It is actions like this that help diminish the tragedy of events, like the Holocaust. This in turn, helps make anti-Semitism acceptable. Below is video footage taken a short time ago outside Congregation Ohel Moshe so you can see the evil of animal rights activists for yourself. I am not a fan of religion but I detest racism even more.