For many years, VINE has offered refuge to chicken survivors of the Kaporos rituals that take place in New York each Yom Kippur. For those who don’t know what Kaporos is or of our longstanding efforts to end it, please see this report on last year’s protest and rescue.
“Chickens as Kaporos” is an outmoded . . . → Read More: Once Again, For the Birds…
Portions of this now amended Action Alert were based on representations made to VINE by the Green Mountain College Farm Manager, who led us to believe that he was speaking for the college. We have since learned that was not true and that some of his statements did not reflect the . . . → Read More: ACTION ALERT: ACT NOW TO SAVE BILL AND LOU!
I’ve written before about my skepticism concerning love as a motivator for animal rights work (or, for that matter, liberation work of any kind). Whenever I hear “I just love animals” in the course of a conversation about someone’s rescued dog, I immediately crouch down inside my brain and wait for them to mention the . . . → Read More: Compassion, Empathy, and Rage: Some Thoughts from the Kaporos Protests
In this video, viewers meet rescued Kapparot chickens, and VINE Sanctuary co-founder Miriam Jones discusses the experience of saving 29 baby birds from ritual torture. . . . → Read More: Kapparot Rescue 2012