You may have heard this story in the news the past couple of days. A chicken was found in Miami that had a photograph of three people as well as a name paper with their names stuffed into it's breast. The wound was then crudely sewn shut and the chicken was released into the wild. The media is wrongly blaming Santeria. This is not Santeria. This is brujeria (witchcraft).
Most people know animals are sacrificed in Santeria. Most people know that Florida has a large Santeria population. However that doesn't mean that Santeria is to blame. This is not how animals are sacrificed in Santeria. This is flat-out witchcraft, not religion.
The spell is a combination of banishing and death curse. The chicken had it's breast sliced open and had the photograph of three people as well as a name paper with their names stuffed into the wound. I'm guessing something like red pepper would also have been included to increase the bird's pain. The wound was then crudely sewn shut and the bird was released into the wild. The belief is that as the bird wanders away the three victims would likewise be banished and move away. As the chicken suffered, so shall they suffer. As the chicken slowly weakened and died, so shall they slowly weaken and die. This is witchcraft, not religion. This is REAL witchcraft.
Florida has a large percentage of Santeria followers and there is a lot of bull shit going down in Florida. You have probably heard of cases of animal sacrifices being found dumbed in streets or discarded in public. Well, I'm guessing the trouble makers are fake Santeros/Santeras who are not of the legitimate priesthood or who have become corrupted. They are fakes and con artists. Then there's the cases like this and others that are actually witchcraft and not Santeria. However, the media doesn't care. It's all witchcraft to the public. That's a shame.