Nepal: Religion ? – ‘Gadhimai’ Festival This November. 250,000 Animals Could Be Mass Slaughtered In the Name of Religion. Take Action Now.

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‘Gadhimai’ Festival

Tens of thousands of buffalo were corralled into a gigantic pen.

Then, 200 slaughtermen wielding swords were let loose into the enclosure. The buffalo were beheaded, one by one. It’s no easy task to behead a buffalo – and for many it took more than one attempt.

These are the reports that came out of the ‘Gadhimai’ Festival in Nepal in 2009, where an estimated quarter of a million farm animals were inhumanely slaughtered as part of the sacrifice festival.

‘Gadhimai’, as the festival is known, is set to take place again this Nov.

‘Gadhimai’ takes place every 5 years in the Bara District of Nepal, south of Kathmandu. For 250 years the festival has continued relatively unchallenged, but as news of the inhumane slaughter has spread internationally, animal welfare advocates have spoken out against it.

The Nepalese Government provides significant funding, which makes this festival possible on its terrifying scale.

In 2009 the Government paid over £32,000 for animals to be sacrificed. That’s almost 50 times the minimum Nepalese annual wage.

Please tell the Nepalese government they must stop funding this cruelty. CIWF is working closely with Animal Welfare Network Nepal to fight this festival and are supporting grass-roots work in the local community to create a groundswell of resistance.

Please help to apply international pressure on the Nepalese Government by taking action now… before it’s too late for another 250,000 animals.

Go to: http://tinyurl.com/kvxh4rf   to take further action and also to sign a CIWF petition.

 

Further petition at  http://www.change.org/p/stop-animal-sacrifice-gadhimai-festival-nepal-mass-animal-sacrifice  – currently 31,000+ signatures.

 

Other articles:

http://www.occupyforanimals.org/gadhimai-festival-in-nepal.html

http://www.think-differently-about-sheep.com/The_Gadhimai_festival_Why_it-must-never_happen-Again.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quvkfkU-KZk

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/nov/24/hindu-sacrifice-gadhimai-festival-nepal

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/24/gadhimai-festival-photos_n_369446.html

 

Past (2009 / 2010) SAV posts associated with this issue –  WARNING – Posts contain images that many will find disturbing.

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2010/10/23/nepal-pathetic-and-government-approved-mass-animal-killings-in-the-pathetic-name-of-a-festival-civilised-no-living-in-the-past-for-sure/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2009/11/30/gadhimai-animal-massacre-visit-animalrightsbook-ning-com-to-support-animalnepal-org/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2009/11/27/nepal-warning-more-exclusive-images-of-the-religious-animal-killing-frenzy/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2009/11/25/nepal-now-the-nepalese-government-climbs-above-the-chinese-as-the-worlds-no-1-animal-abusing-nation/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2009/11/22/nepal-take-action-now-to-stop-the-killing-of-thousands-of-animals-next-week-november-24-25/

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo3uNYAGhqU#t=13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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