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India:Owl Sacrifice During Diwali, Makes for Big Illegal Business

Animals  (tags: wildlife, slaughter, sadness, humans, killing )

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The Sunday Guardian found out during an investigation that there is a high demand for owls during Diwali, when Goddess Laxmi, who rides on owl, is worshipped. The practice of sacrificing owl begins after Dussehra and peaks on Diwali.

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Silvia Gonzalez (33)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 10:19 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 10:19 am
These people really need to get with it and come into the 21st century. This sacrificing of animals for magical or health potions has to stop! It isn't healthy or magical, it's just barbaric and well outdated.

MmAWAY M. (478)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 10:41 am
OMG Jill ~ I have absolutely no Fit Words I can say about this, but what I am thinking is FOWL!

Owls are so beautiful, this is so dang sick!

Christine Stewart (133)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 3:52 pm
INSANE! They worship this goddess, why should they kill owls for this festival?!?

Michelle Roesch (5)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 4:29 pm
noted. What is with some of these religions thinking that it's ok to torture another living being!?!

Frans Badenhorst (569)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 11:56 pm
this is just horrible,.......

caroline s. (83)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 11:59 pm
Ignorance....It makes me so angry

Leslene Dunn (78)
Monday November 12, 2012, 12:05 am
Noted - bloody shocking, wicked bastards. Must they kill things because of a festival, why don't they try sacrificing a wicked human.

Giana Peranio-Paz (406)
Monday November 12, 2012, 12:41 am
What backward barbarians!! I love owls. This really makes me angry. They should sacrifice their own body parts, the bastards!

Robert O. (12)
Monday November 12, 2012, 12:51 am
Horrible. Thanks Jill.

Birgitta S. (206)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:51 am
Hidious. Poor Poor Owls.

Thanks Jill for sharing this.

Birgitta S. (206)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:56 am
& Yeas. quoting Giana Peraniopaz: Backward Barbarian Bastards these Sicko "humans" simply are :-(((((

Gloria picchetti (302)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:06 am
I love birds of prey. I don't know how anyone can huirt an owl.

Sarah G. (109)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:23 am
What Gloria said!!! I could not imagine harming these beautiful birds!

jaya Sinha (26)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:30 am
Indians are still backward.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:49 am
Noted. Thanks, Jill.

tracey p. (81)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:32 am
Noted with the heaviest of hearts. Is none of our precious wildlife safe from maniacs who seem to think it is acceptable to hurt or kill living creatures for all kinds of festivals or for so-called 'entertainment'. When will human beings learn to be compassionate to the vulnerable and voiceless? Deeply saddened by this.

paula eaton (30)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:55 am
This is sickenng. There is no excuse for this slaughter. Instead of murdering animals go pray to their goddess. Disgusting and depraved humans.

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Monday November 12, 2012, 4:31 am
I am going to eat beef in the honor and name of India. or veal. and film it and tell them "this is for you"

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Monday November 12, 2012, 4:32 am or both

John Gregoire (282)
Monday November 12, 2012, 5:46 am
As an owl researcher this came as news to me. truly disgusting and needs to be stopped. In this century such mindless practices can not be justified by religious belief. Perhaps they should go to human scarifice instead-they have a huge supply!

Past Member (0)
Monday November 12, 2012, 5:48 am

Véronique L. (209)
Monday November 12, 2012, 10:19 am

Véronique L. (209)
Monday November 12, 2012, 10:21 am

Darla Taylor (46)
Monday November 12, 2012, 10:38 am
Noted. Thiis is truly revolting and needs to be stopped. However, I would like to point out that not all Shamans practice black magic. Thanks so much, Jill.

Christeen Anderson (650)
Monday November 12, 2012, 12:35 pm
This is horrific and needs to be stopped. Thank you.

michelle m. (41)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:06 pm
We need to catch these bastard animal owl killers.Exterminate them, decapitate them slowly and painfully as possible and serve them up for dinner.I am vegan but would be quite happy to munch on these barbaric scumbags flesh!!!!!

Marliese B. (67)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:44 pm
Noted so sadly :((((

Ruth M. (252)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:18 pm
How stupid are you morons who like to kill and torture animals in the name of tradition, supposed medicinal benefits or even fertility uses!!! Wake up you idiots its all in your head none of these things work leave all the poor animals alone!!!!!

Elaine Al Meqdad (264)
Monday November 12, 2012, 4:51 pm
Noted! This is disgusting!

carol k. (17)
Monday November 12, 2012, 5:39 pm
satan at work through stupid ignorant humans who worship demons and the precious lives of animals pay the highest price. May God the Creator of All - shake this nation to pass Judgment on the worship of idols and the slaughter of HIS animals { Psalm 50: 10-12 }

janet f. (29)
Monday November 12, 2012, 7:14 pm
The Indians are the same as the southeast asians. They just kill and sacrifice anything they can get their hands on. Disgusting.

Marie W. (67)
Monday November 12, 2012, 7:50 pm
I despise all the crap done in any Religions name.

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday November 12, 2012, 9:48 pm
Horrible they kill these birds for black magic the GOVT of India should take strict measures to curb this practice

. (7)
Monday November 12, 2012, 11:31 pm
Noted, this is horrible!

Danuta Watola (1239)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:19 am

Ruth C. (274)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:53 am
It says that the Goddess Laxmi, who rides on an owl, is worshipped, well, will she not get angry because they are killing her form of transportation!?

This is just totally wrong!!

Dianne D. (472)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:21 am
This is just wrong. Curses on those that harm animals. There are way too many people on this earth.

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 12:52 pm
So wrong....

Jane B. (30)
Monday December 3, 2012, 11:32 am
I had no idea owls were being abused like this, dreadful...

Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:11 am
Dreadful medival practice, no wonder or wildlife is vanishing. This practice should be banned and Goddess Laxmi should be grounded.

. (0)
Monday August 26, 2013, 7:05 pm
india has many shames that are in the news. they seem to have no respect for women or wildlife
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