unable to afford drugs that cost eight times the average annual wage are resorting to a bogus ritual with live pigeons to try to cure Hepatitis
The alternative treatment for hepatitis C
emerged years ago and has become increasingly popular. It involves removing the feathers from the backside of a pigeon and holding it on the patient's navel until the bird dies," said Mona Abu-Zekry, a specialist in infectious diseases.
Practitioners claim the pigeon, which is usually three or four weeks old, dies after absorbing the virus into its body. Abu-Zekry said they secretly choke the birds to death while holding them against their patients
. Tests on the pigeons involved in this practice showed they had chest fractures caused by holding them tightly.
"It's a fallacy. The people doing this are trying to make money from people who don't know any better," Abu-Zekry said.
We are sharing this video with a call for identification of this man and with the hope for justice to be served.