In hidden camera footage you can see and hear police make statements about the Brooklyn kapparot center's operation that are false. They don't appear to be lying, they just appear to be badly informed by their superiors. There's also video of an unsanitary kapparot center and the public sidewalk and street that abuts it and another video of chickens being mistreated.
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In this hidden camera footage you can see and hear police make statements about the kapparot center's operation that are false. They don't appear to be lying, they just appear to be badly informed by their superiors:
Here you see feces and dirty gloves used to handle chickens strew on the ground, on public sidewalks and streets:
And here you see chickens kept in the hot sun without access to food and water, crammed in tiny cages stacked one on top of the other:
I have to say that just because Rina Deych believes a = b doesn't mean that a = b under the law, and that what Rina Deych says is mistreatment and abuse may not be so under the law.
That's why I think it would be wise for Deych's attorney to explain the law to her and help her frame her arguments so they can be clearly understood by police and others in the criminal justice system.
It would also be wise if a noted veterinarian or professor of veterinary medicine who specializes in animal handling (particularly the handling of chickens) would accompany her on these video outings and would submit his or her findings to police, agriculture and health officials.
The same thing should be done with a noted public health expert.
And an attorney who specializes in religion-state and public health-private interest issues should probably tag along, as well.
Doing all this might force New York City and State officials and the NYPD to act against the poorly run kapparot centers and, if it doesn't, it will at least provide the proper basis for properly shaming the elected officials and cops who are allowing this bad behavior to take place nearly unfettered.