Animal cruelty for protection?
I have written before about my mom’s garden boy who was stabbed last year. The poor guy was innocently walking in the street when he was stabbed in the back, twice. He bled a lot, stayed over in hospital for quite some time. They drained fluid from his lungs etc etc
Yesterday he went to my mom and asked her for R900. Apparently his elders told him to buy a sheep. A sheep!, my mom asked? Why on earth?
Apparently he needs to buy a sheep from the place where he was born. This sheep needs to be brought to his home here and slaughtered by him. He will then be covered with the blood of the intestines by the elders and will have to walk like that all weekend.
The reason for this is that according to them, the blood didn’t all come out with the stabbing (based on the fact that they had to drain fluids from his lungs) and if he doesn’t cover himself in this blood, he won’t be protected from being a stabbed again.
O K A Y.
Firstly, I don’t understand the reasoning behind why he needs to do this. I mean honestly, this guy nearly bled himself to death. How do they feel he didn’t bleed enough?
Secondly, does he really believe that covering himself in the blood of a sheep will protect him from being stabbed (when even the police can’t do so?)
My mom of course said no. She is not going to give him money to support his animal cruelty project.