And here's how its done today in India.
Now as this pertains to the roots of Christianity, Islam, Judaism and even Mormonism, sacrifice was allegedly demanded by God. A complete system of animal sacrifice was built and the Bible instructs in Leviticus all the rules for sacrifice. Chapter 4:27-29 explains: "If a member of the community sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the Lord's commands, he is guilty. When he is made aware of the sin he committed he must bring as his offering a female goat without defect. He is to lay his hand on the head of the of the sin offering and slaughter it at the place of the burnt offering." Just the men 20 years and older who were able to fight in the army were numbered at 603,550. So a sinful day in the wilderness could be a pretty bloody day at the gate of the tabernacle. Pretty barbaric even for a practice that Christians say points forward to Jesus.