Nigeria: Live Dog Sacrifices To Ogun, The God Of Iron, pet centric, #fightdogmeatNigeria: Live Dog Sacrifices To Ogun, The God Of Iron

Each July, a three day festival known as Ogun takes place in Nigeria, where two live dogs are torn in half from limb to limb, and other animals sacrificed, to pay homage to the God of Iron. Party goers cheer wildly at this traditional religious event, held by the Yoruba people, in the city of Ife, Nigeria.

At the start of the festival, war chiefs are seen dancing in their full regalia to tradition songs as locals play drums and bell-gongs. The chief then leads a procession to the shrine, where a ram is slaughtered.

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Two dogs are removed from tiny cages and prepared for slaughter by several men positioning themselves on either end of the dogs, to help rip the live dogs in half.

With several men on each end of the dog, the men pull as hard as possible in different directions. The dogs try desperately to scream as they writhe violently in agony, as their limbs are being slowly torn apart.

The crowd’s excitement goes into overdrive when the dog’s head is ripped off its body and flung through the air, as those closest are covered in blood splatter! Wild cheers go up and screams of delight, from men and women alike.

When the dogs are dead, people start singing and dancing in shrill excitement. This marks the three day festival has begun and the dogs are cooked and eaten., pet centric, #fightdogmeat

A dog sacrifice being carried to the High Priest, at an Ogun Festival in Nigeria.

The High Priest collects the dog’s blood and mixes it with palm oil, palm wine, salt and kola nuts, and pours it over the symbols of the metal workers trades; ie: keys, spanners and other tools which have already been collected and placed in a metal barrel, decorated with palm fronds.

Ogun is a religious holiday which is heavily patronized by blacksmiths, panel beaters and mechanics, as well as all others who work with metal. Led by the High Priest, animal sacrifices are made to the God of Iron’s deity, to beg for a successful new year. The practice is completely legal in Nigeria.

Ogun is the patron saint of blacksmiths and hunters and said to preside over  circumcisions and tribal markings, as well as drivers, surgeons and operating rooms!

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25 thoughts on “Nigeria: Live Dog Sacrifices To Ogun, The God Of Iron

  1. Julie Barlow - June 6, 2016 at 7:05 am

    You evil demonic beings. You are inhuman. This IS cruel and evil apart from barbaric.STOP STOP STOP STOP STOP

  2. Jas Cheong - June 6, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    PLEASE stop this disgusting ,torturing and abusing, STOP THIS FESTIVAL IMMEDIATELY. They are our dear family members and deserved well by us, they are our faithful ones.
    KINDLY think of best solution to STOP
    END this horrible terrible things at once..

  3. Hellen van Niekerk - June 7, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Barbaric and evil tradition. STOP this disgusting abuse!!!! These dog are our pets and not offerings to gods!!!!!!!!

  4. Winnie - June 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I want to say this the monsters that commit such evil deeds to these precious animals are in deed devil worshipers go back to where you came from hell!!!!!!!!

  5. Yaelle Magdelana - July 1, 2016 at 7:53 am

    As a student of the Nigerian djembe of over 20 years, I am speechless over the news of this devilish practice..this is NOT the African culture that I have dedicated myself to..there is no place for torture in a civilized modern world.

  6. Leontine - February 9, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    This cannot go on. This is too primative. This is crime. Why dont you take yourself instread this dog has done nothing wrong but you did by allowing this.

  7. carole Lloyd - February 9, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Festival for some pathetic dark age belief, God did not give you animals to abuse. Satan must be laughing all the way to hell. Civilised ?? you are from the dark ages All animals feel fear and pain.wake up for Gods sake

  8. carole Lloyd - February 9, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    this is not religion but from the dark ages before civilisation Satan must be laughing all the way to hell God did not give us animals to abuse

  9. Verena - February 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Just devils

  10. Joana - February 9, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    That bring me to tears! Despicable and absolutely HORRIFIC! PLEASE STOP THIS!

  11. Sugeno Chiharu - February 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Stop all animal cruelty. Abusing animals is the most cowardly thing.

  12. Yoshika Nabesawa - February 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm


  13. Jean robinson - February 10, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Please stop being so ignorant and backward move with the times animal sacrifice is cruel unnecessary and insults religion no god would encourage suffering

  14. Julie porter - February 10, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Please stop proving that your cruel practices show your country to be a backward useless waste of space on this earth. Your people should be banned from travelling. Also, why not not sacrifice the ‘Chiefs’ eldest son the same way you sacrifice this harmless dog. That would prove your dedication to ‘The God of Iron’!

  15. Rene - February 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Stop this now..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Barbara August - February 10, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Please STOP, they are living breathing souls that feel pain!!! PLEASE STOP!!!
    I wish you nothing but harm to you and your family if you continue to hurt these animals

  17. Rebecca Stephens - February 10, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Stop the abuse an murder of animals.

  18. Heather Lee - February 11, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Those ‘people’ SHOULD be torn in two, in that exact same fashion.

  19. Betty adams - February 12, 2017 at 1:44 am

    you all are a bunch of sick people/ dogs was put on this earth for us to love and to protect us.

  20. DAN LEON - July 26, 2017 at 1:21 pm


  21. Deidra Emmett - April 19, 2019 at 11:01 am

    OMG I that I have seen it all. But nothing can compare to this insane cruelty for the most ridiculous reasons ive ever heard of in all my 58 yrs here on 🌎. These people & there culture make me sick. Surely theres got to be ANOTHER GOD to PLEASE STOP THIS. GOD MADE DOG HES MANS BEST FRIEND


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