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The campaign believes that the festival is an abuse of animals. The campaign would like Nepal to adopt slaughter-free religious festivals that can be enjoyed by many without the need to kill sentient beings. In 2009, over 200,000 animals were killed in two days and 250 butchers were brought in to carry out the killing that meant that each butcher would of killed 400 animals a day.

The problems that occured were knives becoming blunt, animals not being killed outright, the butchers who slaughtered the buffalo were half the body weight of the animal, and decapitation of a large animal not restrained is inhumane.

Letter to
Embassy of Nepal - London
Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
Nepal Tourism Board
I would like you to make representations on my behalf to the Right Honorable Prime Minister of Nepal to intervene and end the sacrifice of animals at the Gadhimai Festival.

The campaign would like Nepal to adopt slaughter-free religious festivals that can be enjoyed by many without the need to kill sentient beings. In 2009, over 200,000 animals were killed in two days and 250 butchers were brought in to carry out the killing that meant that each butcher would of killed 400 animals a day.

The problems that occured were knives becoming blunt, animals not being killed outright, the butchers who slaughtered the buffalo were half the body weight of the animal, and decapitation of a large animal not restrained is inhumane.

In addition to the above, I would like your country to adopt animal welfare legislation as I understand it you are the only country in the world that does not have legislation for animals.

If you would like to more information about the campaign visit the website on www.nepalsbloodyshame.org

Sincerely,