Wow!! Did you in NJ NY sell these people an animal

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by thewarriorchild, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. thewarriorchild

    thewarriorchild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone was saying they thought people were taking thier animals....

    http://www.1010wins.com/Cops--100--Animals-Saved-from-Religious-Sacrifice/2860929

    Photo by 1010 WINS' Terry Sheridan

    Posted: Wednesday, 27 August 2008 12:10PM

    Cops: 100 Animals Rescued from Religious Sacrifice


    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- More than 100 farm animals have been rescued from a home in Westchester where police say the owners planned to sacrifice the animals in a "Santeria ritual."


    Terry Sheridan Reports

    An anonymous tip from a neighbor on Aug. 15 led police to the house on Indian Trail in Greenburgh where about 30 goats and rams and a half-dozen crates full of chickens, pigeons and doves were found. Police also found ducks, quail, and turtles.

    Police believe 64-year-old Luis Perez-Hernandez and his son, 24-year-old Louis Hernandez Jr., were planning to sacrifice the animals and drink their blood as part of an Afro-Caribbean religious ritual.

    Perez-Hernandez had apparently purchased the livestock from New Jersey where they are being returned.

    Both men have been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty charges after a goat and a pigeon were found dead from malnutrition, police said. Perez-Hernandez was also charged with violating a town law which bans livestock in residential neighborhoods.

    Perez-Hernandez and his son are due in court Friday and may face additional charges pending the outcome of an investigation by the SPCA in Westchester.

    The family admits the animals were for a Santeria ritual and the daughter, 21-year-old Stephanie Perez, says the animals were to be sacrificed. She insists the family did nothing wrong and says they have been celebrating Santeria for as long as she can remember.

    The Santeria practice of animal sacrifice is not illegal under the Constitution.
     
  2. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    people are disgusting.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    This is a common occurance. Various groups, including those who practice
    voodoo, pay top dollar for animals at auction. A farmer friend of mine said
    I'm crazy for eating all my roos when I can sell them at auction for up to $35
    for a rooster. Backyard cockfighting is around too, even in New England.
     
  4. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    It is their custom from thier homeland...to them there is nothing strange about it any more that there is something strange about us having a pig roast
     
  5. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cock fighting is a BIG business. Last June I took somme roos and older hens to the auction here, there was two roos the auction wouldn't sell. I watched the man auction them off himself out of the back of his truck. Two roos SOLD for $10,000. That is right. I told the man would purchased them I had some nice roos up for auction if he wanted to bid on them. He just laughed and said no thanks. I did ask him how he was going to justify spending that much money on two roos. He said he would make that and much more at the next fight. Then I knew why the auction house wouldn't sell them.
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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