ritual killing

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Noun1.ritual killing - the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
hecatomb - a great sacrifice; an ancient Greek or Roman sacrifice of 100 oxen
immolation - killing or offering as a sacrifice
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I skipped it the first time round - well, there are only so many programs you can watch about the ritual killing of young women, I feel.
There is concern that in many countries the guidelines for the humane killing of livestock are often cruelly abused, particularly the provision of first stunning the animal before its ritual killing, in keeping with religious practices.
The ritual killing and burial of animals: European perspectives.
He said: "Among the files released through WikiLeaks were the Afghan War Diaries which showed the day-to-day ritual killing and torture that has been going on in Afghanistan for years.
Journalists Rick Egan and Matthew LaPlante felt they had to tell the story of the ritual killing of mingi, or "cursed," children in Ethiopia.
Tonight Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo are in Calabria, where they come over all nostalgic about childhood meals, which often involved the ritual killing of a pig (whereas over in Blighty ours involved the ritual putting of some chicken fingers and smiley potato faces under the grill).
during ritual killing than while being killed after stunning in an
It is thought he was the victim of a suspected voodoo-style poisoning and ritual killing in 2001 after his Nigerian parents abandoned him in Germany.
A MUM has been arrested after a four-year-old girl was found stabbed to death in a ritual killing at her flat.
Since these have paralytic and hallucinogenic properties, Klaus suggests that the drug might have been given to the victims before the ritual killing began.
And like their adult counterparts, the boys end the fight with a ritual killing of the bull.
On April 8, 2007, a 3-year-old boy was murdered in what was widely viewed as a ritual killing.