The total number of animals sacrificed in Nepal is estimated to be millions per year; most villages offer 250-1000 animals during Dasain festival alone. In the Kathmandu Valley animals are killed in goddess temples and public spaces on a daily basis.
Contrary to what people tend to belief, sacrifice causes great distress and suffering to the animals involved.
Apart from known sacrifice methods like throat slitting and beheading, extreme forms of blood sacrifices take place including the burning, skinning and the removal of hearts from live animals. During some festivals animals are chased and randomly attacked by young men. Generally animals witness the killing of fellow beings.
The government supports blood sacrifices by offering support in cash or kind (live animals) to various sacrifice rituals across the country.
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