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Indonesia: Stop Animal Sacrifice



The video speaks for itself. It occurred on the island of Sumba in Eastern Indonesia which has numerous other equally barbaric religious sacrifice traditions and events. Religious animal sacrifice is not yet banned throughout Indonesia and many different religions and belief systems still exist where the participants believe that violence towards animals will make gods and sprits happy with them. The animals are killed in a variety of cruel and brutal ways which include stabbing them to death, slowly slitting shallow cuts to the throat, beheading, being torn apart alive by frenzied mobs, head slowly torn off, burning alive, suffocation, live skinning, and removal of hearts whilst fully conscious. Many animals are injured or die during transport to these area's for 'sacrifice'. The Indonesian government subsidises and funds many of these sacrifices and events. Children are taken to these events and subjected to terrifying scenes of violence and abuse. They are visibly frightened and traumatised by what they see. Being exposed to such violence at such a young age can cause mental instability and pathological conditions and disorders. Animal sacrifice is abhorrent, barbaric, pointless and cruel, we call on the government of Indonesia to ban all animal sacrifice, of all species of animal and involving all religious beliefs and traditions. It is 2012 and there is no place in the modern world for such vicious and mindless cruelty.

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