SHOCKING IMAGES as Water buffalo slaughtered for harvest
These shocking images show a water buffalo as the animal is slaughtered in front of a crowd the Mangalahat Horbo Bius or sacrificing water buffaloes with speared to death has been a long standing tradition among the native Batak people at Samosir island in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The animal is sacrificed to give thanks to the spirits and ask them for a fruitful harvest. After the ritual, the meat of the buffalo is distributed among the people.
The Mangalahat Horbo Bius was forbidden by the colonial administration in agreement with the demands made by the missionaries.
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