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Jewish Law Condemns Animal Cruelty, Yet Thousands of Chickens Are Abused and Killed Before Yom Kippur Every Year

While Jewish law condemns cruelty to animals, every year thousands of chickens are abused and killed in kapparot rituals on the eve of Yom Kippur. Factory farms transport chickens to kapparot sites in cramped, waste-ridden cages without giving the birds any food, water or shelter from the elements.

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As a Breastfeeding Mother, My Heart Breaks for Cows

As my newborn son lay on my bare chest just moments after he entered the world, I was overwhelmed by a combination of emotions I didn’t know was possible. The bond was instant. I had been warned that it would be a love like no other, but nothing could have prepared me for the way I felt. It was all consuming, and I knew in an instant that I would move mountains to keep him safe.

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