We were going to be addressing these cruel practices in a future post, but we see that another blogger has already addressed current developments on this issue.
Let me just opine that Western societies ought to follow the lead of Denmark and move to outlaw these cruel, primitve, superstitiuous practices or rites that are no more than a form of blood sacrifice. These have no place in Western societies. And, do not give me the religious freedom argument here. Cannibals would make use of that argument if we let them.