RELIGION
09/12/2013 03:48 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kaparot Chicken Is One 'Angry Bird' (PHOTO)

An Ultra Orhodox Jews take part in the ritual Kapparot ceremony 18 September 2007 in the religious neighborhood of Mea Sharim
An Ultra Orhodox Jews take part in the ritual Kapparot ceremony 18 September 2007 in the religious neighborhood of Mea Sharim, Jerusalem. The ceremony that take place ahead of Yom Kippur it is performed by grasping a live chicken by the sholder blades and moving around one's head three times, symbolically transferring one's sins to the chicken. AFPPHOTO/MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Jewish chicken-swinging atonement ritual of Kaparot can't be much fun for the chickens involved.

In fact, this one looks downright angry:

This man decided to substitute a Kaparot chicken with an 'Angry Bird' from the popular game, in an image posted on Reddit under the title "Angry kaporos."

The Yom Kippur ritual involves circling a chicken three times over one's head while saying a prayer in order to transfer one's sins to the unfortunate bird, who is then slaughtered and served to the poor. In recent years it has come under fire for causing chickens unnecessary cruelty as the sacrificial poultry are often kept in poor conditions before the ceremony.

Money is a religiously-approved substitute for a live chicken, as well as a fish. No word yet on whether Angry Birds can also be used.

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