Animal Rights Group Protest Pigs Sacrificed To Gods
"Animal rights advocates in Taiwan say that force-feeding pigs to make them super-large before offering them to the gods is inhumane.
Activists held a rally Friday outside the Chingshui Zushi Temple in New Taipei City, the Taipei Times reported. The temple is one of a few in the country that still holds 'divine pig' contests."
Force-feeding pigs, chickens are any other animals to make them large, either for human consumption or to please the gods, is indeed inhumane and cruel.
To sacrifice a fat pig to a deity is absurd and immoral, pigs are divinely delicious and gods don't have the wherewithal to appreciate their aroma and taste.
I don't mind if a temple sacrifices a pig to a deity if after the ritual they open their doors to the homeless and hungry and let them chow down on the fat critter.
I'm not against a religion designating a pig or a cow as "divine", as long as they don't prohibit eating these divine and delicious animals.
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