LIVE PIG BRUTALLY CUT IN HALF: A SHAMEFUL TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL IN VIETNAM

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Every year on January 28th, at Nem Thuong village in Vietnam, villagers hold a cruel traditional festival during which a pig is brutally chopped into two while it is totally conscious.

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Thousands of people participate to the “ceremony” to honor their local guardian deity, Doan Thuong and for good luck too.


During the ceremony, the poor pig is carried around the village before being placed on the ground on its back. Assistants hold ropes attached to the pig's legs, exposing its belly. Then, a man with a large blade chops the pig in half and the villagers rush to smear their banknotes with the blood of the pig, in the belief that it would bring good luck in the New Year.

Once again animals die in horrible ways in the name of traditional celebrations. OIPA condemns this pointless and cruel festival and asks for the immediate stop, inviting Vietnamese government to promote non-violent traditional ceremonies.

~ Elisa Norelli OIPA International Campaigns Director

Read more and send the letter of protest: http://www.oipa.org/international/festivals/alerts/pig.html

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