February 27, 2006

Get Me PETA, Stat!

The Sinner sends us this ghoulish news about how certain Bolivian miners kick off their Carnival celebration:

Simply to say thanks for staying alive for another year, the Oruro miners who eke out a living from abandoned state mines cut the hearts from llamas in a ritual offering to Mother Earth and Tio, who among Aymara Indians is the mythical owner of the mines.

And people wonder why we spit.

Posted by Robert at February 27, 2006 01:10 PM | TrackBack

I always figured that llamas were a heartless lot.

Posted by: rbj at February 27, 2006 02:50 PM

Why, I oughta......

Posted by: Robbo the LB at February 27, 2006 03:11 PM

"And introducting Beautiful Atrocities Jeff as the god Tio."

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at February 27, 2006 03:42 PM

It's a compliment.

Posted by: rbj at February 27, 2006 05:11 PM