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Petitioning Indonesian Embassy in the UK and 9 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Indonesian Embassy in the UK
Indonesian Embassy in Australia
U.S. Consulate General – Indonesia
U.S. Consular Agency, Denpasar, Bali
American Presence Post, Medan, North Sumatra
U.S. Consulate General – Surabaya
Ministry of Trade
Ministry of Trade, Main Building
Public Affairs Section (PAS)
Indonesia

Stop Animal Sacrifice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_E3k8HN8WU

The video speaks for itself. It occurred on the island of Sumba in Eastern Indonesia which has numerous other  equally barbaric religious sacrifice traditions and events. Religious animal sacrifice is not yet banned throughout Indonesia and many different religions and belief systems still exist where the participants believe that violence towards animals will make gods and sprits happy with them. 
The animals are killed in a variety of cruel and brutal ways which include stabbing them to death, slowly slitting shallow cuts to the throat, beheading, being torn apart alive by frenzied mobs, having their throat slit and head slowly torn off, burning alive, suffocation, live skinning, and removal of hearts whilst fully conscious. Body parts such as limbs are often also removed whilst the animals are still alive and fully conscious. They are normally  beaten and roughly handled by impatient “priests” and bound in painful ways before the actual sacrifice. Transport to the sacrifice is also horrendous and can involve tying and suspending large animals such as bovines by their feet from the roof of vehicles. Many animals are injured or die during the transport. Despite this outrageous abuse and blatant cruelty the Indonesian government subsidises and funds many of the sacrifices and events.

Children are taken to these events and subjected to terrifying scenes of  violence and abuse. They are visibly frightened and traumatised by what they see. Being exposed to such violence at such a young age can cause mental instability and pathological conditions and disorders.

Animal sacrifice is abhorrent, barbaric, pointless and cruel, we call on the government of Indonesia to ban all animal sacrifice, of all species of animal and involving all religious beliefs and traditions. It is 2012 and there is no place in the modern world for such vicious and mindless cruelty.


Letter to
Indonesian Embassy in the UK
Indonesian Embassy in Australia
U.S. Consulate General – Indonesia
and 7 others
U.S. Consular Agency, Denpasar, Bali
American Presence Post, Medan, North Sumatra
U.S. Consulate General – Surabaya
Ministry of Trade
Ministry of Trade, Main Building
Public Affairs Section (PAS)
Indonesia
It has come to my attention that Indonesia still has not banned animal sacrifice and that the Indonesian government still continues to fund these barbaric and violent rituals.

The animals are killed in a variety of cruel and brutal ways which include stabbing them to death, slowly slitting shallow cuts to the throat, beheading, being torn apart alive by frenzied mobs, having their throat slit and head slowly torn off, burning alive, suffocation, live skinning, and removal of hearts whilst fully conscious. Body parts such as limbs are often also removed whilst the animals are still alive and fully conscious. They are normally beaten and roughly handled by impatient “priests” and bound in painful ways before the actual sacrifice. Transport to the sacrifice is also horrendous and can involve tying and suspending large animals such as bovines by their feet from the roof of vehicles.

Children are taken to these events and subjected to terrifying scenes of violence and abuse. They are visibly frightened and traumatised by what they see. Being exposed to such violence at such a young age can cause mental instability and pathological conditions and disorders. This should also be addressed and higher standards of child protection should be enacted.

Animal sacrifice is abhorrent, barbaric, pointless and cruel, we call on the government of Indonesia to ban all animal sacrifice, of all species of animal and involving all religious beliefs and traditions.

This kind of tradition is merely a façade for the mentally insane to hide behind and there is no need for it in any civilised or evolved nation. It is 2012 and there is no place in the modern world for such vicious and mindless cruelty.

Indonesia has many areas that rely on tourism so I hereby pledge to never visit this island or anywhere in Indonesia whilst animals are treated with such primitive irreverence and psychotic brutality.
I will also boycott all goods and services from Indonesia, and I will encourage all my friends and family to do the same.

This barbarism is shameful and degenerate and reflects very badly on Indonesia’s image.

I trust that you will do all that you can to end this unacceptable brutality.

thankyou