Afghanistan’s National Sport Played with a Goat Carcass
This is pretty disgusting. No wonder they have so little respect for life.
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As reported by NPR, it’s the national sport watched by enthusiastic fans, it involves the use of animal hide, and the object is to score a goal. It’s Buzkashi, where the “ball” is a goat with its head and hooves cut-off.
So far, it is not as big a hit in the USA, but it has been played by Muslims in Afghanistan and Central Asia for hundreds of year. As you probably could have guessed, the morning of the game, the goat is selected and slaughtered in halal fashion. Calves weighing up to 100 pounds are used in some of the more important matches. Next you slit the throat, let it bleed out, make sure it is fully disemboweled, then the hooves are severed and you are ready for game time.