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Stop Animal Sacrifice in European Football

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Appeals to UEFA President, Michel Platini, started after it was discovered that the Kazakh team Shakhter Karagandy had been killing sheep before games for good luck. To make matters worse, the ritual slaughter is performed in public. A sheep is brought

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Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 11:05 am
Animal rights groups including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently began applying pressure to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for allowing the practice of animal sacrifice before games. Such a terrible and cruel practice has no place in sports and must be stopped immediately.

Appeals to UEFA President, Michel Platini, started after it was discovered that the Kazakh team Shakhter Karagandy had been killing sheep before games for good luck. To make matters worse, the ritual slaughter is performed in public. A sheep is brought to the team’s end of the field during practice before the official game where it is stabbed to death. Shakhter’s coach, Viktor Kumykov, has responded to warnings, saying, “All I can say is that every team and every club has its own pre-match traditions and rituals…We will try to respect our traditions and those traditions were in place even before we came to the club.” When asked if the ritual would continue, he replied, “Possibly, yes.”

PETA has since responded to Kumykov’s comments, saying “We hope Mr. Platini will agree that animal sacrifice has no place in modern society, and we hope the Uefa will act swiftly to ensure that the beautiful game is not further stained with the blood of animals.” The concern is that there are currently no rules according to European football regulations regarding to pregame rituals and practices and it is unclear as to how the league can address such bizarre circumstances. With enough pressure, however, the UEFA will be forced to place an official ban on ritual sacrifice or any other act of animal cruelty.

Please sign the petition below to demand that UEFA President Platini stop Shakhter Karagandy from harming any more animals.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 11:07 am
Kazakhs are Muslim and kill animals in the most painful and barbaric way possible. Being stabbed to death, in this case, means that the sheep will die slowly and in extreme pain. It is disgusting and has no place in any "civilised" society.

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 11:10 am

Beth S (330)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 11:14 am
Sounds typical for the group concerned unfortunately. They take great enjoyment of suffering and blood.

Shelli S (374)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 11:43 am
Signed and noted-Thanks 4 posting

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 11:54 am

Animae C (516)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:32 pm
Previously signed.

pam w (139)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 7:59 pm
How primitive can they get? Next they'll be reading entrails and tossing bones.

(I signed, of course.)

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 10:33 pm
noted and signed

Rahman Qureshi (76)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 11:11 pm
G.M. wrote, "Kazakhs are Muslim..." The "Muslim" part of the statement explains this heartless behavior towards these animals. Islam desensitizes Muslims to murdering people, how much more animals. No wonder Muslim countries have no animals protection laws to speak of.

Thanks G for bringing attention to this important issue. I signed.

Stan B (123)
Monday September 16, 2013, 1:32 am
Why are these people so obsessed with killing? And not only killing but killing in the cruelest possible way.

jeanne schreurs (205)
Monday September 16, 2013, 3:26 am

Thanks G.

Mike M (40)
Monday September 16, 2013, 5:07 am

Caroline S (78)
Monday September 16, 2013, 5:08 am
For good luck ????
Signed }:-((

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday September 16, 2013, 5:08 am
Respect tradition? Kumykov is something I can't say online.

Genoveva M M (328)
Monday September 16, 2013, 5:50 am
Thanks, signed and shared.

Monika S (19)
Monday September 16, 2013, 6:08 am
already signed
In the 21st century "traditions" with animal suffering have no place! This is a middleaged thinking!
Football develops to a blood sport - the murdering of stray dogs in the East Europe countries now sacrificing - what's the next?

Emma S (239)
Monday September 16, 2013, 6:54 am
Done! Thanks, G.

Ramona Thompson (210)
Monday September 16, 2013, 7:25 am
Noted. Signed.

Robert K (31)
Monday September 16, 2013, 7:27 pm
Let's face it, you have to do something to liven up the snoozefest that is soccer.

This is sarcasm, for those of you who don't get it. I love critters and as a kid we had sheep for wool, not for eating and I considered them friends, and no, this was before puberty all you sick minded folks. ;o)

Robert K (31)
Monday September 16, 2013, 7:33 pm
And for you Muslim bashers, get a brain. We have the Inquisition and the witch trials among many thousands of other atrocities. We have no room to talk. Remember the mote in your eye and those without sin casting the first stone. At least Muslims vow to defend their guests to the death, while we tend to throw them to the lions.

Religious practices are often brutal and nonsensical, no matter what the religion. When you make things "the will of God" you are abandoning responsibility and decency.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 7:12 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 5:04 pm
This is 2013 and animal sacrifices at games should never be allowed We are not in the dark ages now and we do not have inquisitions and witches trials now They are rituals of the past and so should animal sacrifice be
regardless of who does it

signed & Noted

Rekha S (0)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 1:17 am
Yes, its the brutes' twisted pleasure to do this to these sweet, innocent animals. This needs to be stopped now. I can't believe that in this day and age this sort of thing still happens.

desanka s (416)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 3:27 pm
Thanks G, signed.
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