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Philadelphia SPCA enforcement officers were first called to the home over the weekend to tend to two emaciated dogs. The organization said that after obtaining a search warrant, its officers found the home littered with animal remains. The officers also found an AK-47, ammunition, dozens of knives and an altar with candles, the group said.
Philadelphia police were called after that, and Wednesday's search resulted.
The dogs were dirty and malnourished. They were put in protective custody
Bengal said that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that rituals of Santeria -- a religion similar to voodoo and originated in Cuba and Brazil -- are permitted under the Constitution. But he believes these animals may not have been sacrificed humanely. If that is the case, the home's owner could be prosecuted, he said.
"It's a gray area ... a fine line," Bengal said.
Originally posted by woodwytch
I was shocked to read that you say 'animal sacrifice' is legal ... are you sure of that ?
Originally posted by mamabeth
I was so shocked to read that animal sacrifice is legal here in the U.S.
I emailed the pastor of my church about this,it's unbelievable that it
Originally posted by mosesgunner
I don't have a problem with killing animals humanely if they have a use, even if I want to kick your face in for the dumb reason you killed the animal. Best thing to do with dead animals is to eat em, or keep them alive and pet em.