Every five years, the village of Bariyapur located in Nepal, along with India, hosts one of the biggest animal slaughters in the world. During the event well over 300,000 animals, including birds, buffaloes, goats, and sheep are killed. The animals are killed as ritual sacrifices as part of a religious ceremony that is carried out in the village. Although the religious aspects of this event make it a sensitive issue, neighboring India, which is also very firm with its cultural and religious believes, has still made tremendous progress. Many Indian states have now banned animal slaughter for religious purposes. I am asking members to please send a letter of protest to Nepal's government to ask them to put an end to this mass murdering of animals.
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