100 000 Turtles Sacrified At Hindu Ceremony

Photo: WN
Daily Mail 2011-10-27: A Hindu
festival that celebrates light has been shrouded in darkness following the
sacrificial slaughter of up to 100,000 turtles. Shown in these horrifying
images, critically endangered species including the northern river terrapin and
the black soft-shell turtle, are sacrificed in the name of religion. The ancient ritual takes place during the
celebration of Kali Puja, which started in Bengal yesterday. Slaughtered
for tradition: A Bangladeshi trader kills a turtle with a knife and stick in
the early morning hours in Dhaka, Bangladesh Held once a year, and corresponding with the
festival Diwali, sacrifices are… more


~ by narhvalur on October 27, 2011.

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