Kashrus Magazine published a guide for the safe and proper handling of birds during kapparos, a ritual done by some Orthodox Jews before Yom Kippur. Kapparos…
…involves waving a chicken over one's head while reciting an incantation, is meant to 'transfer' one's sins to the bird, which is then slaughtered. The sight of the bird losing its life is supposed to bring you to repentance.
PETA says Chabad's Brooklyn kapparos operation is in violation of applicable animal handling and health laws.
The guide follows below. (Please click to enlarge.)