South Africa: Petition to Stop Animal Abuse at First Fruits Festival Zulu Ceremonies

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UPDATE November 2015

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There is a new 2015 petition for this event – please go to our new petition post which is at

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/11/12/south-africa-first-fruits-bull-killing-competition-petition-please-sign/

Bull Tongue rip out

A Live Bull Has its Tongue Ripped Out During a First Fruits Ritual.

 

 

 

Target:

President Zuma and South African Ministers for Agriculture, Tourism and Arts and Culture

Sponsored by: 

Katie Timmins on behalf of Compassion in World Farming, South Africa

Please read the following to know more about what happens during the First Fruits ritual. Some of it is taken from a press release by Compassion in World farming, other parts taken from the NSPCA website.
 

IMPORTANT: AS MUCH AS I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR VALUED SIGNATURES AND COMMENTS, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE NEED TO KEEP THEM ALL POLITE AND RESPECTFUL. WE WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY HELP FROM GOVERNMENT MINISTERS IF WE THREATEN OR INSULT THEM. MANY THANKS

I have purposefully not added photos as they are upsetting, however I have provided a link to a URL with the full press release, where you can see photos and more information:

The First Fruits Festival is a traditional Zulu ceremony whereby young men celebrate their coming of age by killing a bull with their bare hands. That’s around 40 boys of around 14 years old suffocating, gorging, ripping apart a bull with nothing but their own hands.

The NSPCA (Southern African National Councils of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has been appealing to Governments about this for the last ten years now, but nobody seems to want to do anything as it is culturally sensitive. President Zuma of South Africa is in fact himself Zulu. To quote the NSPCA “Incidents to which the NSPCA has objection and believes are violations of the Animals Protection Act No 71 of 1962 include: – choking the animal by pushing sand or mud down its throat, gouging out its eyes to down the animal, twisting its testicles and tying its penis until the animal succumbs and is then jumped on, kicked and beaten until it dies, usually about 40 minutes after the event began.”

I believe that media and world attention is one way in which we stand a chance of bringing this cruelty to an end. Everybody hates what happens to the dolphins in Japan, but nobody really knew about it until it was exposed in the film the Cove. Please, sign the petition and forward it to as many people as you can to highlight this issue. Please read the following to know more about what happens during the First Fruits ritual. Some of it is taken from a press release by Compassion in World farming, other parts taken from the NSPCA website.

http://www.animal-voice.org/images/stories/webimages/posters/press_release_re_bulls_low-res.pdf

IMPORTANT: AS MUCH AS I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR VALUED SIGNATURES AND COMMENTS, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE NEED TO KEEP THEM ALL POLITE AND RESPECTFUL. WE WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY HELP FROM GOVERNMENT MINISTERS IF WE THREATEN OR INSULT THEM. MANY THANKS

*** Petition Link:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/help-end-cruel-first-fruits-torture

I have purposefully not added photos as they are upsetting, however I have provided a link to a URL with the full press release, where you can see photos and more information:

The First Fruits Festival is a traditional Zulu ceremony whereby young men celebrate their coming of age by killing a bull with their bare hands. That’s around 40 boys of around 14 years old suffocating, gorging, ripping apart a bull with nothing but their own hands. The NSPCA (Southern African National Councils of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has been appealing to Governments about this for the last ten years now, but nobody seems to want to do anything as it is culturally sensitive. President Zuma of South Africa is in fact himself Zulu. To quote the NSPCA “Incidents to which the NSPCA has objection and believes are violations of the Animals Protection Act No 71 of 1962 include: – choking the animal by pushing sand or mud down its throat, gouging out its eyes to down the animal, twisting its testicles and tying its penis until the animal succumbs and is then jumped on, kicked and beaten until it dies, usually about 40 minutes after the event began.”

I believe that media and world attention is one way in which we stand a chance of bringing this cruelty to an end. Everybody hates what happens to the dolphins in Japan, but nobody really knew about it until it was exposed in the film the Cove. Please, sign the petition and forward it to as many people as you can to highlight this issue. http://www.animal-voice.org/images/stories/webimages/posters/press_release_re_bulls_low-res.pdf

*** Petition Link:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/help-end-cruel-first-fruits-torture

 

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