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Weekly Poll: Should Ritual Animal Sacrifices Be Allowed?

Animals  (tags: weekly poll, animal sacrifice, religion, religious freedom, animal cruelty, killing )

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In some religions, animal sacrifices are an integral part of many religious rituals. But, isn't protecting the animals a good reason to ban it? Take the poll and let everyone know why you think animal life is worth protecting.

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Kit B. (276)
Monday November 26, 2012, 1:55 pm

So far the "no" votes win the day. I believe that some other way of worship of a deity must be selected as an alternative to killing animals.

Brian M. (210)
Monday November 26, 2012, 3:11 pm
It is hard to fathom why some magical being is so thirsty for blood...unless, of course, they are a vampire. I hope more people comment here, but also at the site.

Laurie H. (777)
Monday November 26, 2012, 4:39 pm
Thanks again Brian for this one. I was in fact just discussing this very subject this evening with my husband. The idea of killing innocent animals cannot and should be justified here---it's PAST DUE that this ancient and barbaric practice be silenced.~

Laurie H. (777)
Monday November 26, 2012, 4:41 pm
Correction-typo------and SHOULD "NOT" BE JUSTIFIED HERE---

Shadow Manypaths (16)
Monday November 26, 2012, 6:15 pm
i do not support animal - or human - sacrifice, but i do support freedom of relegion...and fear the slippery road that limiting it in ANY way could put our feet on.

Christeen Anderson (620)
Monday November 26, 2012, 7:40 pm
Absolutely not.

naomi cohen (43)
Monday November 26, 2012, 8:43 pm

Leslene Dunn (75)
Monday November 26, 2012, 10:42 pm
A huge NO! Why not sacrifice the scourge of the earth - humans that are cruel to animals!

zora b. (85)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 12:52 am
Thank you, Brian, for all of your interesting polls.

Jan Garen (81)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 1:53 am
A resounding NO. No religion that involves sacrificing a species other than your own is worth anything at all. These people always kill a defenceless animal - how could that be in any way moral?

Danuta Watola (1243)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 3:06 am

Sandi C. (228)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 6:08 am

Dandelion G. (385)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 7:00 am
Yes (but regulated like other animal uses)
(283) 25%
(726) 64%
Yes (unregulated, unrestricted)
(65) 5%
I don't know
(35) 3%
I don't care

Ellen G. (343)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 7:31 am
Voted No. Tried to note this but button is working

June M. (116)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 9:22 am

Mike H. (242)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 9:35 am
NO! Animal sacrifices is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard of.

Irene Leggett (0)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 4:04 pm
How brain-washed must the ignorant be that tthey actually believe the cruel, brutal slaughter of any animal gives them the path to a better life? How can worshipping any deity justify the horrific slaughter that goes on in some religions?

Amanda Adams (201)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 4:39 pm
Just glad to see no one voted "I don't care" as for my vote-No

Christine Stewart (133)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 5:43 pm
Animal sacrifices I am sure originated out of a way to get out of human sacrifices. Therefore, "sacrifice" an effigy of an animal- you are still following the ritual- just nothing has to die for it.

. (7)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 7:32 pm

rene davis (74)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 10:17 pm
definite NO

Rosemary Lowe (2)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 12:05 am
Many atrocities have been committed in the name of God or Religion. Slaughtering animals is just one more reason for thinking humans (those who can still think) to free themselves from such barbaric behaviors. "Tradtion" is usually barbaric anyway, and is never an excuse to do anything.

Nimue P. (308)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 12:53 am
No, no, and no! Ban it! Animals have a right to live!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 4:33 am
Maybe the next poll could be on human sacrifices.

Brian M. (210)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 9:31 am
Animals, as living creatures, have rights that supersede the archaic demands of human religion.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 12:46 pm

natalie n. (164)
Monday December 3, 2012, 9:15 am
no dont agree that animals must be used.

Wendy F. (45)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 11:16 am
Absolutely no!

Brian M. (210)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 11:28 am
Animal sacrifice is just another example why magical thinking, including religious belief, should be discouraged.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday February 22, 2013, 6:24 am
Voted :No" Brian !!!

Marina M. (142)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 12:39 pm
Voted 'NO'!!!!!!

Brian M. (210)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 10:37 pm
I Voted NO too Barbara!!!
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