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27 November 2009

Zulus to kill bull, whites to lobby for slavery and witch-burning

As a follow up to my post on 2 November: Bull to be torn to pieces in barbaric annual ritual - take action! it was with a certain amount of relief that I read the following piece on Hayibo this week. I really think the piece hits the nail on the head. Satire can be so powerful!

Zulus to kill bull, whites to lobby for slavery and witch-burning
ULUNDI. White South Africans have welcomed a traditional Zulu bull-killing ritual, saying that it opens the door for them to celebrate their own outdated but enjoyable cultural traditions, such as keeping slaves, burning witches and cutting off the heads of royalty. King Goodwill Zwelithini is reportedly "uncomfortable" with this. Read the article on Hayibo.

photo by mmagallan, http://www.sxc.hu
I am so envious of writers who can be clever and witty about such a tragic issue and yet still get a good message across in the process. I think they get people, who otherwise might not be interested in this issue, to sit up and take notice. That's powerful.

By the way, you can still take action against this outdated, antiquated and brutal so-called "ritual": https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2649

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