Mexico: Petition – End Barbaric Goat Slaughtering Festival.

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End Barbaric Goat Slaughtering Festival

 

Target: Gabino Cue, Governor of Oaxaca, Mexico

Goal: Ban the cruel festival that senselessly tortures and kills thousands of goats annually.

Thousands of goats are needlessly tortured and killed for entertainment every October and November. In Oaxaca, Mexico, around 5,000 to 7,000 goats are killed annually in front of a large, jeering crowd that is filled with people of all ages.

These thousands of goats endure terrible pain and die a slow death. They are forced to face this terrible ordeal while hoards of people look on. These goats can feel pain and experience fear just like us and this cruelty needs to stop.

Sign this petition and demand that this cruel form of “entertainment” is banned. These innocent animals do not deserve to be treated with such contempt any longer.

 

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PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Cue,

Every year during the months of October and November, thousands of goats are senselessly slaughtered for entertainment. Killing an animal is not entertaining, but barbaric. The crowd watching this cruel tradition contains people of all ages, including children. Exposing children to such violence and deeming it normal is not good for their mental health.

Goats can feel pain and experience fear just like us. The 5,000 to 7,000 goats killed annually endure terrible pain and die a slow death. These innocent animals do not deserve to be treated so terribly and killed so viciously.

Please consider banning this cruel tradition and sparing countless lives from unnecessary pain and death. Some traditions are not meant to continue in today’s world and this barbaric event is one of them.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Petition link – https://forcechange.com/162061/ban-cruel-goat-slaughtering-festival/?utm_source=ForceChange+Newsletter&utm_campaign=219488ce03-713FC10_5_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_600a6911b9-219488ce03-298626661

 

 

 

 

News From Free Tibet London –   Stand up for Larung Gar – A global day of action!

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Stand up for Larung Gar – A global day of action!

 

On Wednesday, 19 October, Tibet groups around the world will be carrying out a Global Day of Action in support of Larung Gar Buddhist Academy. Around the world, there will be peaceful demonstrations to call for a halt to the ongoing removals and demolitions, which threaten to irreparably damage one of the most important sites in all of Tibetan Buddhism.

Our first confirmed location will be the Chinese Embassy in London (49 Portland Place, W1B 1JL) from 4pm. Please join us, Students for a Free Tibet UK and the Tibetan Community UK to stand with Larung Gar.

See our Facebook event for more information on the London demonstration.

 

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Above – Demolition Currently Taking Place

More protests are currently being organised in the USA, France and Germany, and we will keep you up to date on these (and more) locations as they are confirmed. Keep your eyes on your inbox, or our Facebook page for announcements on events near you. If you are interested in organising a demonstration in your city, please contact us by replying to this email and we can work with you to help spread the word.

 

This week, Free Tibet has received more details, images and video of the forced evictions and demolitions taking place at the Buddhist Institute. Leaked footage shows monks and nuns being loaded onto buses and taken away, many of them are clearly distressed and crying can be heard in the video.

At least 5,000 people are being removed from their residences, and widespread destruction of much of this incredible place is now underway.

 

Read lots more and find out all about Free Tibet at  https://www.freetibet.org/news-media/na/demolitions-begin-larung-gar?utm_source=Free+Tibet+email+updates&utm_campaign=86d610b9f3-Larung_Gar_Day_of_Action10_6_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b3b75e260-86d610b9f3-49881965&mc_cid=86d610b9f3&mc_eid=0640490884

 

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