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PSPCA Authorities Make Gruesome Discovery In Northeast Philadelphia

Decapitated Goats, Chickens And Ducks

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Humane Law Enforcement officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA are investigating the dumping of animal carcasses in Northeast Philadelphia Thursday afternoon.

At about 3 p.m., authorities discovered several dead animals, including decapitated goats, chickens and ducks in a lot at the corner of Comly and Dutton roads.

Officials believe the animals may have been sacrificed for religious purposes but say although the law permits humane sacrificing of animals for some religious rituals, the dumping of these animals is illegal.

“This is a very disturbing scene,” said George Bengal, head of Humane Law Enforcement for the Pennsylvania SPCA.

The PSPCA continues to look into this case. Stay with CBS Philly as this story develops.

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  • Zebula

    What kind of ignorant freak sacrifices animals for religion?

  • Bernard

    At least they weren’t cats or dogs!

  • stAr

    how is decapitation humane? there is nothing humane about it. that’s flipping ridiculous!

  • noname

    oh gross….i’m no vegan but really this is wrong on so many levels to waste a life for the sake of just wasting it?
    we need a law change.

  • Another Jean

    We don’t tolerate child abuse for “religious” reasons. Why do we permit cruelty to animals? And how could this possibly be considered humane?

  • Thomas

    Probably Michael Vick

  • ugh

    Of course, I don’t know if this is about religion or not, but the fact that animal sacrifice for religious purposes is legal at all is effed up, regardless of whether that’s what happened in this case.

    You know, we have umpteen-zillion laws that breech the separation of church and state, but when it comes to sacrificing animals, suddenly we have to respect everyone’s religion? That’s effed up. What, does our addiction to hurting those weaker than ourselves trump our usual religious intolerance? I’m all for religious freedom, but not when we’re using it to turn a blind eye to the suffering of those who can’t defend themselves. We are a damaged species.

    • Ivan

      I completely agree. Animal cruelty can hide behind the veil of “sacrifice for religious purposes”. What special interest group got that passed? This law needs to be repealed, immediately!

  • petluvr

    People killing animals for no sane reason and calling it religion. I doubt this is what anyone’s God would want people to do in his or her honor.

  • Dee

    Law allows animals to be sacrificed? What an outrage!!! Unbelievable… disgusting, despicable…

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