Since the inception of ARM, investigators have discovered countless animal sacrifice sites and evidence of its practices.
ARM findings include:
- Remnants of animals and their carcasses strewn across dirt roads.
- Dogs skewered on wooden stakes.
- Animal body parts disposed of in feedbags along canals.
- Dismembered bodies dumped openly on the steps of public courthouses and police stations.
- Dogs, goats, and horses found decapitated within the rural areas across South Florida.
As with many of our investigations, there is a clear connection between animal sacrifice and illegal animal slaughter farms.
Many animals are sold and bred for religious sacrifice, including goats, sheep, chickens, pigs, rabbits, cows, dogs, cats, and more extreme and darker ‘black magic’ rituals, horses. ARM investigators have also documented puppy mills on illegal slaughter farms on several occasions. These puppies are not bred for pets but purely for sacrificial purposes!
ARM’s investigations of the religious sacrifice have grown at a steady rate due to the existence of these slaughter farms, their culture, and their beliefs, traditions, and religions that require the sacrifice of animals to perform both good and evil rituals and spells.
Animal Sacrifice for Religious Purposes
In the United States, South Florida has the highest practicing population of Santeria and Palo Mayombe, due to the Caribbean’s proximity where black magic was adopted when African slaves arrived in the Caribbean for slavery.
Since then, Santeria and Palo Mayombe have become the most widely practiced religion or form of “Black Magic.”
These religions heavily involve animals’ sacrifice for their blood as an ‘offering’ to the gods. Spell or curses, depending on their goals, determine the animal, and amount of blood, needed to offer to the gods or oracles.
On most occasions, a goat, pig, or small animals are used in the ceremonies and are not considered severe forms of animal torture compared to most. However, buying the animal and subjecting it to fear, suffering and disregard is not, to most of society, acceptable forms of treatment to an animal.