Update - http://www.care2.com/news/member/758176277/1291403
To: the FIFA Executive Committee and the South African 2010 World Cup Organising Committee
South African traditional leaders intend performing ritual animal slaughters in order to bless Soccer Stadiums for the 2010 World Cup tournament scheduled to take place June 2010.
Zolani Mkiva, chairman of the Makhonya Royal Trust, said the tournament has to to be blessed in true "African style" and that they are going to slaughter cows in sacrifice at each of the 10 stadiums to be used for the event.
The traditional sacrifice methods are GROSSLY inhuman! You can view HOW it is done here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaxRE44Erss
Please promote this petition to as many people as you can - we really have VERY LITTLE TIME to stop them! You can get the full story on my blog here:http://thewordwright.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/2010-soccer-world-cup-animal-sacrifice-planned/
South Africa is hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup in June next year. It is THE most watched sporting event in the world. Now, South African traditional leaders intend performing ritual animal slaughters in order to ?bless? (sic) the country's Soccer Stadiums for the 2010 World Cup tournament scheduled to take place June 2010.
We, the undersigned, emphatically oppose the proposed, barbaric practice of slaughtering animals in the name of 'CULTURE' and request that it be stopped.