PLEASE TAKE ACTION AGAINST THIS HORRIBLE FESTIVAL IN KYRGYZTAN
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Kyrgyzstani Embassy in Brussels

PLEASE TAKE ACTION AGAINST THIS HORRIBLE FESTIVAL IN KYRGYZTAN

    1. Anne Holmberg
    2. Petition by

      Anne Holmberg

      Copenhagen, Denmark

Lake Issyk Kul and in all Kyrgyzstan (Former State in USSR)

lborün Taigen and Bird Festival
http://sonsofhedin.org/archives/290/comment-page-1#comment-252

We can not tolerate such barbaric acts.

This return to archaic and cruel tradition is a disgrace for Kyrgyztan.

These noble animals deserve respect and protection of their population!

This 2 day festival on the northern shore of Lake Issyk Kul in the town of Cholpon-Ata draws the regions best hunting dogs, eagle hunters, and falcon handlers in all of Kyrgyzstan.

Festivities range from eagle hunting of pheasants;  Taigen also known as Kyrgyz hunting dog racing; to wolf baiting.

These long standing traditions have an important place within Kyrgyz culture and reflect their nomadic past.


***Such festivities reflect the Kyrgyz people’s nomadic past.

The final event of the festival is only opened to the most respected Berktuchi and Taigen who must hunt a live wolf. This fierce and sometimes gory battle frequently results in mortal wounds. For the sake of sportsmanship, festival officials attempted to place a bit in the wolf’s mouth to no avail, settling for a heavy chain tethering her to a lead weight.

Within rural communities, Kyrgyz have long raised Taigen and trained Eagles to protect both the lives of their livestock and family. This captured wolf was responsible for killing 68 sheep, 20 cows, and 17 horses. Such an unfathomable number of lost cattle and sheep is enough to impoverish any community.

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    • Alma Anderson SWANZEY, NH
      • about 2 years ago

      Cruelty is never right and suffering and fear to the animals is a disgrace! STOP THIS!

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    • Isabelle Dain MELBOURNE, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      To stop cruelty to these poor animals. Pointless and stupid games bring so much pain to poor animals.

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    • Valerie Melancon NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      What a fun day you people must have. Do the kids gather and watch the brutal festivities? No way this wolf killed that many animals. Some hunters of the human kind most likely in their blood thirst took to killing even more animals and blamed the wolf.

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    • Sonia Cavicchioli WULAGI NT, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      far out ... this is a thinking, feeling, breathing animal ... it has feelings, and must be terrified ... poor, beautiful animal ... pls sign .. if u have a heart .... :)

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    • Linda Schilling SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      For God's sake! Who brings this hell to earth?

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