But the cruelty CanCan endured led commenters to raise complicated questions:
One commenter wrote: "What the hell kind of ritual involves this kind of behaviour? Every day I learn of yet ANOTHER form of cruelty. Thank goodness for this saved animal, what is being done to prevent all the rest being abused? What a backwards world we live in."
Another commenter pointed out that the U.S. has rituals involving animals of its own, if seemingly less exotic: "using animals for ritual is cruel but also what sea world is doing with the killer whales, so I guess using animals to entertain is probably as bad as using it for rituals or perhaps worse..."
But everyone agreed that it was such a relief to see CanCan and the other rescued animals finally get the lives they deserve.
And those who had a hand in the rescue were grateful to be part of the beginning of beautiful new lives for these animals. "I was the forklift operator for today's rescue," wrote Matthew Dominguez. "Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of the rescue. Thank you to you and all of your crew for what you do."