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RITUAL HORSE SACRIFICE in SUMBA – Please Sign Petition

December 6, 2011
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The video below, filming Ritual Horse Sacrifice, 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, having their throat slit and head slowly torn off, burning alive, suffocation, live skinning, and removal of hearts whilst fully conscious. Body parts such as limbs are often also removed whilst the animals are still alive and fully conscious. They are normally  beaten and roughly handled by impatient “priests” and bound in painful ways before the actual sacrifice. Transport to the sacrifice is also horrendous and can involve tying and suspending large animals such as bovines by their feet from the roof of vehicles. Many animals are injured or die during the transport. Despite this outrageous abuse and blatant cruelty the Indonesian government subsidises and funds many of the 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 2011 and there is no place in the modern world for such vicious and mindless cruelty.


Extremely Graphic Video, Horse Sacrifice, Viewer Discretion Advised


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i sit in a 21st century haze
techology so fast
i am left in a daze
but as fast and
as powerful
as cyberspace
can fly
horrors such as this
abound
and i old fashioned,
cry:(

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


25 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    December 6, 2011 12:39 pm

    i sit in a 21st century haze
    techology so fast
    i am left in a daze
    but as fast and
    as powerful
    as cyberspace
    can fly
    horrors such as this
    abound
    and i old fashioned,
    cry:(

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  2. SHIREEN permalink
    December 6, 2011 12:50 pm

    TERRIBLE CRUELTY HERE IT MUST BE STOPPED…. I AM HORRIFIED & DISGUSTED AT THIS REPORT…

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  3. December 6, 2011 1:11 pm

    Savages…….God loves all creatures great and small

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  4. December 6, 2011 1:41 pm

    Sick, dicusting twisted, uneducational, evil, barbaric minds. This should be done vice-versa back to these cave-men. IDK! Animals are not ours to destroy or do what we wish with them. They are god,s precious gifts and one day, he will make these sick people pay for their cruel acts. This is not religion, this is a crime! Free, bloody, crime! Go kill yourselves instead. Make this a better world with no violence. Peace, tks

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    • SHIREEN permalink
      December 11, 2011 9:01 am

      VERY WELL SAID I AGREE 100% WITH YOU TERRIBLE BEYOND WORDS !

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  5. LINDA WEST permalink
    December 6, 2011 1:57 pm

    ALL THIS ANIMAL SACRIFICE AND CRUELTY MUST STOP , THESE PEOPLE NEED BRINGING INTO THE 21ST CENTUARY,

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  6. daro fenton permalink
    December 6, 2011 2:15 pm

    Savage Barbarism all in the name of some Cranky Religion ! i’m glad i’m an Athiest !
    if these idiots insist on living in the Stoneage let us hope that like the Cavemen they resemble, Extinction will follow sooner rather than later !

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  7. Diane Baxter-MacArthur permalink
    December 6, 2011 3:49 pm

    Please STOP the brutal insanity! Animals are not meant for sacrifice! This has to stop! Why would anyone want to torture an innocent animal to death.

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  8. Tanya permalink
    December 6, 2011 4:01 pm

    BARBARIC!!!! What is wrong with the world ??? Heartbreaking….

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  9. Diane Symons permalink
    December 6, 2011 5:06 pm

    This is 2011 this country should be told they are making fouls of themselves by acting like they live in a Barbaric time. They will not have the respect from any respectable country they will always be in the 19 century not educating them selfs not willing to be in the world as normal people. A country is judged on how they treat there animals. One example right here and no respect. Thank God the horse with the first cut felt nothing after wards. Being in the medical field he was in shock until the end. So they go enjoyment out of what watching a horse go down. NO RESPECT for these people or there country.

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  10. Natalie Purkey permalink
    December 7, 2011 6:33 am

    Sad, so sad. To see the understanding in the face of the horse. The acknowledgement that he is next to end his life in this horrible and lonely way. Please, in the name of all that is sacred help end this for them. These crimes are no different than the ones that leaders from other world countries do to the humans they lord over. We demand justice for them, and now these beautiful creatures need our help to end their nightmarish life. I couldn’t even finish this video.

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  11. amidesanimaux permalink
    December 7, 2011 7:02 am

    abolition de toutes les barbaries au nom des traditions primaires et obsolètes !!! mauvais prétexte !!

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  12. valeria mendez permalink
    December 7, 2011 3:12 pm

    please stop it!thats a stupid and outrageous tradition!!!

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  13. Patrizia Scally permalink
    December 7, 2011 5:19 pm

    Please stop this insanity!

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  14. Beatriz Gomes permalink
    December 7, 2011 7:06 pm

    Terrivel !!

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  15. December 8, 2011 11:30 am

    Ignorance beyond comprehension.

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  16. December 8, 2011 4:28 pm

    Tem que matar na prorada um demonio desse!!!!

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  17. ROSANGELA POLICARPO SANTOS permalink
    December 8, 2011 4:52 pm

    vamos acabar com esses absurdos

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  18. Elisabeth Seyfart Messias permalink
    December 8, 2011 5:03 pm

    It’s terrible! How can the people be so stupid!!
    Stop with it, please!!

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  19. Jackie permalink
    December 8, 2011 5:36 pm

    Please stop this evil to horses, it is sickening way to treat a wonderful animal

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  20. Marcelo engelberg moraes permalink
    December 8, 2011 6:08 pm

    Nojento e covarde esse ritual dos “quintos do inferno”.

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  21. Benice Richmond. permalink
    December 11, 2011 3:22 pm

    What is wrong with this world. For what purpose do we let these attrocities continue. Human beings are the worst in the world. This type of thing fills me with so much sadness.

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  22. Sabrina permalink
    December 14, 2011 8:36 pm

    And they still want us to respect their “culture” anda human rights. What kind of people are that? They don’t deserve to live.

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  23. Barbara permalink
    December 29, 2011 12:48 pm

    Where is the petition?

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  24. Barbara permalink
    December 29, 2011 12:48 pm

    Found the link oops!

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