Condemning a stray dog to death because…it’s “possessed”.
Once again, I find religion gives me all the reasons I need to be an atheist. A stray dog in Jerusalem was sentenced to be stoned to death, just for wandering into the financial court. A judge thought it reminded him of a (secular) lawyer who had been cursed to “enter the body of a dog” 20 years ago.
I can stomach the sight of dead animals – my mum’s family are butchers (although one’s married to a vet) – but this is just sick. If you’re going to kill a stray dog, you should give it a lethal dose of painkillers if possible, and failing that put a bullet into it’s head – either way, make it quick and clean.
PZ Myers has commented on it here, with his usual sarcastic manner.