From the NY Post:
An emaciated goat wandering Pelham Bay Park. A pig's head placed on a desolate street near the Green-Wood Cemetery. A dead rooster lying near a tree in Forest Park in Queens.
These bizarre discoveries have popped up with shocking frequency this year, making Big Apple parks look like makeshift sacrificial altars and grazing grounds for livestock left over from religious rituals.
In the last few months, four goats have been found in public places in The Bronx. And a total of six were found in the city in the last year, according to Animal Care and Control. That's on top of 19 reported incidents of animal remains found in parkland, according to the Parks Department.
While authorities and animal-care experts can't say for sure who's behind the menagerie of abandoned beasts and body parts, many people who practice Santeria told The Post it is likely they the remains of Santeria ceremonies.