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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 (37)
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 It isn't healthy or magical, it's just barbaric and well outdated.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 (505)
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!

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 B (582)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 11:56 pm
this is just horrible,.......

Caroline S (78)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 11:59 pm
Ignorance....It makes me so angry

Leslene Dunn (84)
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 P (398)
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.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:51 am
Hidious. Poor Poor Owls.

Thanks Jill for sharing this.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:56 am
& Yeas. quoting Giana Peraniopaz: Backward Barbarian Bastards these Sicko "humans" simply are :-(((((

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

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

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

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

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

Past Member (0)
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 A (370)
Monday November 12, 2012, 12:35 pm
This is horrific and needs to be stopped. Thank you.

michelle t (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 (69)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:44 pm
Noted so sadly :((((

Ruth M (235)
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 (283)
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 W (1248)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:19 am

Ruth C (87)
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!!

Sergio P (65)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 12:52 pm
So wrong....

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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