Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 7(8): 664-667
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I Ketut Diarmita1*, Dewa Komang Tantra2, I Nengah Duija3

1Directorate General of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health. Jakarta, Indonesia; 2Ganesha University of Education, Singaraja, Bali Indonesia; 3Hindu Dharma Institute of Negeri Denpasar, Bali Indonesia.

Abstract | The ritual Caru in Bali is a sacred ritual that is often held to harmonize the relationship between humans and the surrounding environment. In conducting the ritual Caru, always use of various type of animalas sacrificial animals. The use of animals in the ritual Caru has received attention from animal lovers, because they are considered not in accordance with animal welfare principles. The purpose of this study was to assess animal welfare issues associated with traditional slaughter of various animal in the ritual Caru in Bali. The location of this study covered the entire island of Bali. Interviewers were visited at five Grya Locus around Bali. Participatory research methods were used to interview five of pandita in Grya locus in a relatively short period of time that regularly carries out Caru rituals either in the house or invited by Hindus to perform rituals. The results of this study indicated that the ritual Caru, based on the tattva, Caru that uses animals as an element of the ingredients is carried out in an honorable way or done with immorality commensurate with being abusive towards fellow human beings. From the ethical aspect or practices of animal use in the ritual of Caru in Bali, it is associated with the application of Animal Welfare principles. In ritual aspects, religious slaughtering seems to be the lack of animal stunning techniques employed. It was concluded that, The philosophy, ethics and ritual aspect during religious slaughter animal in the ritual caru have a positive impact on their welfare.

Keywords | Animal welfare, Bali, Caru, Hindu, Slaughter