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Cats Drowned, Eaten at Festival

September 21, 2013

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Every year on the third Saturday and Sunday in September, at what is known as the “Cat’s Party” or “Party of the Curruñao,” 100 cats are drowned, butchered, and EATEN as part of the feast of St. Efigenia in the village of La Quebrada in San Luis de Cañete, Peru.

Video footage from a previous year’s festival shows terrified cats being pinned down in buckets of water to slowly die, their carcasses then cooked and body parts eaten by participants.

Drowning is a horrifying, painful way to die, but despite Peruvian laws explicitly stating that only authorized personnel may religiously sacrifice animals using the most humane methods possible, this event has continued.

Take Action: Please POLITELY tell Peruvian officials that you and everyone you know will boycott travel to Peru until the cruel and illegal slaughter of cats in La Quebrada is stopped.

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a land of great beauty
and mystery…
festivals like the barbaric
Party of the Curruñao,
should be history.
no tourist dollars
from many of us
will be seen,
unless you stop
this act,

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

10 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    September 21, 2013 11:33 am

    a land of great beauty
    and mystery…
    festivals like the barbaric
    Party of the Curruñao,
    should be history.
    no tourist dollars
    from many of us
    will be seen,
    unless you stop
    this act,


    • September 21, 2013 11:38 am

      Perfect, thank you, hon! (Love the new pic – beautiful!)


      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        September 21, 2013 12:12 pm

        you are welcome and thank you times two ♥♥


  2. September 21, 2013 11:56 am

    I don’t get people sometimes!! Thanks, as always, for educating and being a voice. Celeste 🙂


  3. September 21, 2013 4:01 pm

    Reblogged this on Wolf Is My Soul.


  4. September 21, 2013 10:08 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog and commented:
    Please spread the word and help stop this cruel tradition.


  5. September 22, 2013 1:31 am

    Good god, what is wrong with people. Yes… I will not be traveling to Peru, that’s for sure.


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