Red Paint Attack For Woman Trying To Save Kaporos Chickens
Usually the animal activists are the ones tossing the red paint, but last night a woman's home was targeted, allegedly because she's the founding member of the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos (which is the annual chicken sacrificing ritual performed around Yom Kippur). Rina Deych told us:
I have our banner hanging on the second floor of my 3-family house in Brooklyn. When my son came home at 11:30 this evening (11/13/2010), he woke me up to inform me that someone had splattered red paint all over our front door and porch. 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. This act of vandalism is particularly troubling—especially since it was clearly done by so-called religious people.
Deych has called the Shomrim, who "said they could probably not help." While the paint doesn't seem to be that plentiful, she also noted that she and her son are asthmatic "and these fumes are detrimental to us and to our rescued animals."
UPDATE: Deych tells us there were "at least two quarts of paint" used in the attack; below is some video she took of the damage:
[Hat Tip: KP.]