2 comments on “To live and die in Toraja

  1. Thank you for a very well-written and fascinating insight. In Britain we tend to skirt around the topic of death and funerals and so I imagine these ceremonies would be very confronting to see first-hand.


    • Many thanks. Such practices always force us to question our own culture. Our reluctance to deal with death more openly is only really a recent thing as is the humane killing of animals. Yes, I am sure some people would find such animal sacrifice a bit of a challenge but despite being someone who believes that animals deserve a quick and painless death I didn’t find it difficult to watch- not sure what that says about my character.


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