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END ANIMAL SACRIFICE IN NEPAL

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AGONY OF MILLIONS, KILLED FOR RELIGION Fields weep with the blood of endless slit throats — where a quarter million buffalo, pigs, goats and more animals lay mutilated. The crowd wields dull knives, old swords. Babies cry near beheaded mothers…

This is the Gadhimai Festival, the biggest of Nepal’s many blood rituals, to honor the Hindu goddess of power. Apparently Gadhimai requires deliberate torture before she’ll grant the wishes of her human disciples. The two-day homage occurs in the village of Bariyapur in the Bara District. In 2009, five million people were present.

Blood rituals occur routinely in Nepal. Animals are skinned and burned alive, smashed and shredded. The Gadhimai repeats every 5 years, next up in 2014. Voices worldwide hope to shut it down, along with all live sacrifice in Nepal.

WHAT YOU CAN DO Ask Nepal’s government to enact an Animal Welfare Law that shields animals from all forms of abuse, including ritual sacrifice. Urge officials to ban blood festivals nationwide. Animal sacrifice belongs with human sacrifice, honor killings…buried, done, illegal. Torture to uphold religious tradition has no place in the 21st century.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Communist Party of Nepal (CPN ML)
  • NEPAL EMBASSY IN USA, WASHINGTON DC
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Foreign Secretary Office
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Administrative Section
  • NEPAL EMBASSY IN AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA
  • NEPAL EMBASSY IN UK, LONDON
  • NEPAL EMBASSY IN CANADA, OTTAWA
  • NEPAL EMBASSY IN GERMANY, BERLIN
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    All Divisions
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Europe America Division
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Protocol Division
  • Hon. State Minister Mr. Om Prakash Yadav Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
  • Singha Durbar / Kathmandu, Nepal
    Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction
  • Singh Durbar / Kathmandu, Nepal
    Rt. Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Minis
  • Singha Durbar / Kathmandu, Nepal
    Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Nepali Congress Central Office
  • Nepal Political Parties
  • Singha Durbar / Kathmandu, Nepal
    Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation
  • Rastriya Prajatantra Party
  • Head of Party, Mahanta Thakur
    Tarai Madhesh Loktantrik Party
  • Head of Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal
    Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
  • Head of Party, Ram Singh Shris (Rajbir)
    Communist Party of Nepal (Unified)
  • Right Honorable President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav
  • NEPAL EMBASSY IN FRANCE, PARIS
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Foreign Minister Secretariat


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