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Animals  (tags: BULGARIA, EU, ritual, dog spinning, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, dogs, crime, ethics, humans, law, pets, protection, sadness, suffering )

- 1778 days ago -
Dog spinning or "trichane na kuche" is a ritual celebrated in Brodilovo, a rural Bulgarian village, and is believed to prevent rabies and keep away the bad spirits of springtime.
Hundreds of Dead Animals Found in Philly Home
Animals  (tags: ritual, dead, animals, hundreds, killed, killing, slaughter, wildlife, death )

- 3067 days ago -
Investigators say some kind of religious ritual may be behind the discovery of the remains of 400 to 500 dead animals at a Philadelphia house
ACTION ALERT: A Wing and Prayer. Stop Kapparot Chicken Swinging Ritual!!
Animals  (tags: kapparot chicken swinging, cruelty, suffering, ritual, animal activists )

- 3191 days ago -
The observer "swings" the chicken, held by the legs or by pinning the bird's wings backward, around his or her head, while reciting a chant about transferring one's sins symbolically onto the bird. The chicken is then slaughtered, and may or may not be
Animals  (tags: oxes, torn apart, tortured, savage animal cruelty, brazil, ritual, horrific animal torture )

- 3699 days ago -
One of the most savage and cruel rituals involving animals is Brazil's "Farra do Boi." Loosely translated as "Festival of the Oxen" or "Ox Fun Days," the annual event involves the systematic and deliberate torture of several hundred oxen in more than 30
Revival of Horrendously Barbaric Japanese Bear Rituals
Animals  (tags: bears killed, bears tortured, ritual, barbaric, cruelty, scums, animal torturers )

- 3867 days ago -
They kill hibernating mother bear in the cave then take the cubs back and rise for one to two years, and then they choke the bear to death. They say it is the core of Ainu culture, but it is mere excuse for entertaining killing. In modern days,
Killing of Cats Likely Ritual, Officials Say
Animals  (tags: cat cruelty, torture, killing, ritual, animal cruelty )

- 3954 days ago -
John Hall, Mahoning County humane agent, said his office got a call Wednesday saying someone was killing cats in the house and investigators saw two people run from the structure as they arrived at the scene. Hall said they found a freshly killed cat

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