This entry was posted on 20/12/2012 by jaguarod. It was filed under Photography and was tagged with 2010, death, Flores, Indonesia, Killing, Pali Volcano Inerie, Sacrifice, Southeast Asia.
20/12/2012 at 3:23 pm
I know sanshdrms….that is exactly what I think…I am not sure why I posted this one. I guess I did it becouse it is real. They sacrificed around 50 pigs and 10 buffaloes that day, They were summonings the protective spirits of their ancestors so that they would move with them to the village they were moving to.
20/12/2012 at 6:08 pm
I’m so glad I’m a vegetarian – I don’t believe God wants us to treat His creatures in this way. (very good picture though – perfect timing and interesting to see the onlookers faces)
20/12/2012 at 5:15 pm
Thank you Peter. It makes me feel shocked, appaled. But this is nothing compared to what our western world do with the animals we have in our supermarkets.,,this was a sacrifice, and they ate afterwards those animals.
Im not sure why I posted this…
Muchas gracias for the comment!
20/12/2012 at 6:15 pm
Hey no worries its actually a good thing for people to see images like this. I know its a little unsettling for some, myself included, but it highlights an excellent point that you raise about western meat consumption. I think many people buy meat in super markets in nice neat, clean packages, or in restaurants that don’t really give an idea as to what it once was or how it arrived there.
I saw a very good documentary about a group of teenage kids taken to a slaughter house to watch the process of killing lambs. Apart from one they were all deeply shocked and upset by what they saw.
Anyway sorry for the essay – I love your blog by the way 🙂
20/12/2012 at 6:58 pm
thank you Peter! And I love people making comments, I really enjoy hearing other people give their opinion so feel free to say what you think!! It is my pleasure,
Have you watched Food Inc.? That documentary is very interesting…
21/12/2012 at 11:28 am
its good u postd……thr are sm ugly truths……bt it is truth….closing our eyes wont change the facts……..so its good…good pic…..as all ur pictures in this also the frst thng i noticed was the eye of the animal…..huhhhhhh…..due to sm so calld customs…..the animals have to make sacrifices…its sad!!!!! 😦
20/12/2012 at 6:44 pm
Just because it’s disturbing doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be seen. Perhaps because it IS disturbing, it should be seen, reminding us to be more mindful of our choices! xoxoM
20/12/2012 at 9:44 pm
I feel sad looking at this picture, poor animal!
20/12/2012 at 11:05 pm
Highly distasteful. Not a picture i would have loved to see ever. Height of brutality on an animal which does nothing but obeys us all the way.
21/12/2012 at 1:48 pm
It is a very precise shot. Great work, brother. I am from Nepal, where cattle sacrifices are part of festivities. Often, i had come across photos of the moment right before the sacrifice, or one right after. They had the helpless animal and the butcher. But you even got those eager faces in the back-ground, their heads hung in bewilderment.
02/01/2013 at 12:27 pm
Thank you Pudhilston for your point of view,.
Happy new year brother from Nepal!!!!!! 😀
02/01/2013 at 4:35 pm
Same to you, brother. 😀 However, my name’s Abhineet. 😛 ‘Purdil’ is a Marathi (an Indian language) word for ‘next’. So, the username (purdilstation) means ‘next station’.
02/01/2013 at 4:45 pm
Nice to meet you Abhineet 😀
10/01/2013 at 3:32 pm
A chilling image, but you can’t ignore culture, even if it is ugly
03/01/2013 at 4:09 am
it’s interesting to see this kind of photos, makes you think about it…
28/01/2013 at 4:53 am
thanks for your comment Strasse2007.
01/02/2013 at 4:46 pm
It is a disturbing image. And while I am against gratuitous posting of photographs that only serves to brutalise people, I don’t believe that is your intention with this image. Rather, it stimulates introspection, a sense of empathy for the animal and the hope that, while respecting their culture, they may find a more humane way of killing the animal, minimising the undoubted fear and suffering you can see in the eye. Very thought-provoking…
12/07/2013 at 7:55 am
Thank yo Astonishedexpression for your comment. Indeed this image has a lot to tell and provoques a lot of introspection…
29/11/2013 at 8:39 pm
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