"The main part of the service is handing the chicken to the slaughterer and watching the chicken being slaughtered," he told the outlet. "Because that is where you have an emotional moment, where you say, 'Oops, you know what? That could have been me.'"
The Alliance will continue its fight against chickens in kapparot - Davis noted that the group is fine with the practice "as long as it's vegetables or inanimate objects" being swung, and court proceedings will resume at the end of October.
But for now, Davis is just focused on this weekend, where she'll be standing out among the dying chickens and trying to make what difference she can.
"To stand out on the street, you are hearing crying chickens, you are hearing babies crying," Davis said. "It is mayhem. It is a nightmare. It's like a concentrated look at everything that is wrong with humans' relationship with the living world."