Pakistani owners separate their camels with sticks. Photo: AFP

Culture or cruelty? Camel fighting persists in Pakistan despite ban

  • Pakistan does little to enforce its bans on any kind of animal fighting, though there are sporadic crackdowns
Topic |   Pakistan

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Pakistani owners separate their camels with sticks. Photo: AFP
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A camel is led away to be slaughtered, dismembered, and set on fire as part of a shaman ritual in the eastern Siberian city of Angarsk. Photo: YouTube / Eternally Blue Sky

Camel-burning ritual condemned as ‘sadism’, but Siberian shaman says animal sacrifices will ‘strengthen Russia’

  • Five double-humped Bactrian camels were slaughtered, chopped up and burned in the ritual in the eastern Siberian city of Angarsk
  • The shaman group Eternally Blue Sky defended the sacrifices, saying they were only conducted once every 300 years
Topic |   Russia

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A camel is led away to be slaughtered, dismembered, and set on fire as part of a shaman ritual in the eastern Siberian city of Angarsk. Photo: YouTube / Eternally Blue Sky
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