Mea Shearim – A four-legged chicken born in a Jerusalem slaughter house has started a religious debate regarding its kosher label, which can only be determined once it is slaughtered, according to local media.
The twelve-toed chicken awaited its fate in a cage on the floor of Yoel Kroish family’s slaughter house, waiting for local rabbis to decide whether or not the animal was kosher, the Internet news agency NTN24 reported.
If the legs are tied together, according to local rabbis, the chicken is not kosher. This they said could only be determined by slaughtering the animal.
“I don’t know, for now we will give it to the rabbis to check if it is kosher or not. If it’s kosher, we will slaughter it, if not, we will see what to do,” Kroish said.
However, the chicken may survive if Kroish decides to go ahead with his plan and sell the chicken to the highest bidder, media reports said.