Saturday, October 31, 2009

Animal sacrifices becoming more common

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.

18 comments:

Mike S. said...

Must be those damn pagans!

Happy Halloween.

Anonymous said...

The Theodists are coming, the Theodists are coming...

First Aethling Dan O'Halloran was just making a sacrifice to the gods, what's wrong with that?

italian girl said...

Crappy, how gross!

georgetheatheist said...

As I always say, if you can't be an Atheling, you can always be an Atheling supporter.

Anonymous said...

"Crappy, how gross!"

Oh happy day! Our resident naif, the italian girl, after a long slumber, graces the page with her vacuous and ingenuous remarks again.

Italian girl. For your information, meat grows on trees.

Queens Crapper said...

Yeah, and this wasn't "meat" it was left to rot under the Cross Bay Bridge. It is gross and is a reflection of our vibrant, diverse culture.

Anonymous said...

It, indeed, is "gross". That's self-evident. My point was the naivete of italian girl. She's a person who thinks that the tweeding Democrats are just fine. Indeed, the very ones who encourage this diverse and vibrant activity. Speaking of heads, missing or otherwise, her head seems to be on backwards.

Now that is really gross.

Jack O'Lantern said...

"She's a person who thinks that the tweeding Democrats are just fine."

Leave Italian Girl alone or you will be removing pumpkin seeds from your butt for the next year!!! She's voting for Halloran so back off!

Anonymous said...

Deport these people who are responsible for these atrocities. This is barbaric behavior that must not be tolerated here.

"A civilization is judged by it's way it takes care of it's animals" - Gandhi

Anonymous said...

Schenkler will no doubt come up with "proof" that it was Halloran.

italian girl said...

Naif? Vacuous? Ingenuous? Head on backwards? Come on Anonymous, what's with all the hate? It's Halloween for candy corn's sake!

And thank you, Jack O'Lantern! So nice to have someone on QC who has my back.
xoxo
I hope you have a real happy, happy and spooky Halloween. Don't scare too many kids now, ya hear?

Jack O'Lantern said...

And thank you, Jack O'Lantern! So nice to have someone on QC who has my back.

Italian Girl-

You're quite welcome but compliments give me a big head! ;-)

xoxo Back at ya...

Erik Baard said...

I'm a vegan and a rationalist, so I know my views are outside of the mainstream of our own culture for now, but I have particular loathing for this intersection -- real suffering for entirely imagined benefits.

Anonymous said...

I'm a vegan and a rationalist, so I know my views are outside of the mainstream of our own culture for now, but I have particular loathing for this intersection -- real suffering for entirely imagined benefits.

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You are also an apologist for developers...

Miles Mullin said...

Must be those damn pagans!

Happy Halloween.

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no no no

Its Happy Halloran

Anonymous said...

Its Happy Halloran

That's City Councilman Halloran to you!

Anonymous said...

Actually, depending on the type of animal sacrificed, this can be a real scary scene. The larger and fiercer the animal, the darker the variety of worship.

I read the story a few years ago about a drug gang that practiced a West African variety of this that actually started sacrificing people.

You Know Who said...

I once walked along Rodman's Neck (near the police shooting range) and not only found carved African figurines, but clothing that was obviously cut off a person.

Vibrant! Diverse! Why travel? Abroad at home.

Democratic Machine Voters.