This article has been translated but also contains NO facts, just plenty of “factoids” we are supposed to assume are substantiated. Don’t be too sure. Nothing scares a community quite like the idea of Satanists in their midsts.
Animal rights groups allege that animals are being sacrificed in Satanic rituals at a spot off the highway linking the Bolivian cities of La Paz and El Alto known as the “Devil’s Curve,” the La Razon newspaper reported Sunday.
Supposed Satanists are performing the rituals on Tuesdays and Fridays at a four-meter (13-foot) rock that serves as an altar near a place where animals are sold for sacrifices, the newspaper said.
Rabbits, chickens, dogs and black cats have been sacrificed, with the rituals usually taking place in February and August, Susana del Carpio, director of the animal rights group Animales SOS, said.
There is word of an alter, that animals are fed alcohol before sacrifice and that 50 some people are involved. Where is the evidence? It isn’t in this piece, that’s for sure. There are no dates or specific quotes cited from alleged police reports. A “highway worker” is quoted as the source of the report on the number of worshippers.
Color me ENTIRELY dubious about this claim based on what is provided which is very weak hearsay. Animals may be sacrificed for reasons other than devil worship or it could be a mistaken interpretation. This article drips with fear mongering about a secret occult gathering. Mention is made of legislation to prosecute animal abusers. I find zero credibility in this story. Perhaps others may have something to add.
Historically, claims of Satanic worship and sacrifice have failed to pan out. Fears are rampant; solid evidence, not so much.