Cap Go Meh simply means "Night of the 15th" in the Southern Chinese dialect, Hokkien. It is often referred to 15th of Chinese New Year, the last day of Chinese New Year Celebration.
Imlek, is known in Indonesia as the celebration of Cap Go Meh, which is even more festive than the 1st day of Chinese New Year.
Tatung (In Indonesian Language) is a tradition, whereby the body as a tool of communication or intermediary between the spirits of ancestors or gods. Tatung is also played by the Dayak tribe.
Since first coming to Singkawang (In Borneo, Indonesia), Chinese community has forged close friendships with indigenous Dayak Tribes in particular.
During Cap Go Meh Festival - Imlek, Dayak Tatungs join Taoist Spirit Mediums to parade on the streets. Black Puppies and Black Chickens can be seen slaughtered on the spot by the Dayak Mediums and the animals eaten alive.
With the same Taoist Incantations meant for Taoist Medium Possession, Dayak Tatungs are also possessed by their ancestral spirits and deities as well. You can see from here the meaning of "Tao Is Universal".
The beauty of Taoism (Including Buddhism and Hinduism) is it is able to adapt to different cultures, blend in and welcome other spiritual practices. Taoists don't go around condemning other religions.
This is Religious And Racial Harmony at it's best.
Raw footage of black puppy and black chicken slaughtered on the spot and eaten alive..