Ten years ago, Kaporos only occurred in several small alleys and a handful of synagogue parking lots. However, every year it has increased in size and scope. Today, Kaporos has become an overwhelming event that has spiraled out of control. .. (into) a carnival like atmosphere of bloody violence. Clearly this event is now motivated by money and profits, and not by religious redemption.According to Courthouse News Service:
The complaint alleges that kaporos violates six sections of New York City health codes, four sections of New York state agricultural statutes, and various other laws and regulations. The 19-count complaint names New York City, the NYPD, and nearly 20 other religious leaders and congregations as defendants.Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind says that plaintiffs' depictions of the ritual are inaccurate.