Stop massive slaughter of animals in Nepal

Friday, October 10th 2014

Gadhimai Festival Nepal © AWNN
Photo taken during the Gadhimai Festival in Nepal © AWNN

During the Gadhimai Jatra Festival in Nepal, which takes place at the Gadhimai Temple every five years, hundreds of thousands of animals are slaughtered within a couple of days.

Worshippers are told that their wishes only come true when they sacrifice a buffalo, goat or another animal. In November 2009, more than 200,000 water buffaloes, goats, boars and other animals were sacrificed. Next Gadhimai Festival will take place in November 2014. The actual animal sacrifice occurs for two days - the 28th and 29th November.

You may support us by donating money citing "Nepal". Together with HSI and AWNN we are working to get this festival prohibited, also by speaking with the priests that are responsible. We will not achieve this goal this year, but we do need help to assign supervisors in order to prevent as much unnecessary harm as possible, and even to save a significant number of animals. You can also protest against the massive slaughter.

Thank you in advance.

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