"amateur butchers" C&P

sheepdipsheepdip Member Posts: 3,124
edited December 2006 in General Discussion
Dec 31, 12:13 PM (ET)

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Over a thousand Turks spent the first day of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha in emergency wards on Sunday after stabbing themselves or suffering other injuries while sacrificing startled animals.

At least 1,413 people - referred to as "amateur butchers" by the Turkish media - were treated at hospitals across the country, most suffering cuts to their hands and legs, the Anatolia news agency reported.

Four people were severely injured, crushed under the weight of large animals that fell on top of them, the agency reported. Another person was hurt when a crane used to lift an animal tumbled onto him, the agency said.

Three other people suffered heart attacks and died while trying to restrain animals, CNN-Turk television reported.

Muslims sacrifice cows, sheep, goats and bulls during the four-day religious holiday, a ritual commemorating the biblical account of God's provision of a ram for Abraham to sacrifice as he was about to slay his son. They share the meat with friends, family and neighbors and give part of it to the poor.

Turkish authorities have introduced fines for those who slaughter animals outside facilities set up by local municipalities, but many Turks ignored the rules and sacrificed animals in their backyards or on roadsides.


  • Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Member Posts: 35,720 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    More Mensa candidates from that religon
  • tr foxtr fox Member Posts: 13,856
    edited November -1
    What a sad waste. The slaughtered animals are probably smarter than those idiots trying to please their God by killing some poor, miserable creature.

    Let's think this through. God created everything including people, animals, etc. And these religious idiots think that an all powerful God is going to be impressed by those idiots slaughtering one of the very creatures that God created and placed here on Earth?

    Wouldn't that kinda be as if I gave some children a fancy vase I handmade and to honor me they smashed it and mailed it back to me?

    If so, how stupid is that?

    I have to laugh thinking about those religious fools working hard to find and kill an animal all the while thinking "Hey, God, look what I am doing for you. I'm killing one of the very creatures you created in honor of you. Aren't you impressed?"

    What idiots.
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