This is a ritual that is happening in Nepal. Day one they have slaughtered 5000 Buffaloes, which worshippers believe will bring good luck. and the numbers may increase in day two and the last day – according to Times of India.
Gadhimai festival is a month-long Hindu festival that is held every 5 years at the Gadhimai temple of Bariyarpur, inBara District, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the capital Kathmandu in southern Nepal, near the Indo-Nepal border.The event involves the world’s second largest sacrificial slaughter of animals after Hajj (but third largest in terms of number of animals consumed after Thanksgiving and Eid al-Fitr) including water buffaloes, pigs, goats, chicken, rats, and pigeons – with the goal of pleasing Gadhimai, the goddess of power.
The festival has prompted numerous protests by animal rights activists and Nepalese Hindus from Hill region. In 2009 activists made several attempts to stop the ritual, including Brigitte Bardot and Maneka Gandhi, who wrote to the Nepalese government asking them to stop the killings. A government official commented that they would not “interfere in the centuries-old tradition of the Madheshi people.” Ram Bahadur Bomjon, claimed by some of his supporters to be the reincarnation of the Buddha, said that he would attempt to stop the sacrifice at the festival, preaching non-violence and offering a blessing at the place.His promise prompted the government to send additional forces to prevent any incident.
After the festival, the meat, bones and hides of the animals are sold to companies in India and Nepal.
Because the men who take on the role of killing the animals are largely unskilled in the ways of humane slaughter there is a concern that the animals are suffering needlessly, and dying slow and painful deaths.
I am deeply hurt to know such barbaric practise exists among humans. Wonder is there any Blue cross or Animal Rights group exists in Nepal! Why no one is caring for the animals?
We request you to share this across, especially with people who can stop such idiotic traditions and save those animals. Please do something.