Sheep in the backyard
I don’t even know how to word this. And let me make clear this is not a race issue! Purely a cultural difference that I have huge issues with.
Last night parent’s neighbour phoned them, completely freaked out. My parents live in a predominantly so-called white area. Two houses from them lives a black couple with their children. I think the wife is an attorney. We don’t see much of them but they seemed nice enough the times we have met.
They have been keeping sheep in their back yard!! (Now please, these are normal size houses and yards. Not a plot or farm!) Their neighbour heard a noise and thought that maybe they had forgotten to give the sheep water before they left and she looked over the wall to check.
To her horror she saw them slaughtering the sheep. Right there. In their back yard. By themselves. Just like that. In a normal neighbourhood. Those poor poor animals. There’s just so many things wrong here!
Yes, in some black cultures it is completely acceptable and actually something that is often done. I’m sorry. Even there in the dust in Botswana or the mountains of Lesotho, I still think it’s not right. I don’t think one should slaughter an animal like that. Especially not here in town. Here where you don’t have to do it that way. Where you should not do it that way. One where I hope one may not.
She did phone the animal protection services. Still waiting to hear from them.
I’m just shocked. It’s just sick.