What is virtuous conduct? It is never destroying life, For killing leads to every other sin.
The Tirukural Verse 321 : An ancient Hindu text, written about 2100 years ago.
A few days after the largest animal sacrifice in the world shocking pictures of cruelty emerge that testify to the unbridled brutality and display of inhumanity. I have included some of these further down.
Please be warned these graphics are shocking.
We must not allow this horror to fall into oblivion, we need to keep up the momentum. I am never keen on sharing horrifying imagery but in this case it is essential to get the message across as without seeing what takes place people don’t really appreciate the horror and cruelty involved.
The gadhimai festival must never happen again
Read the disturbing report by Compassion in World Farming
GADHIMAI SLAUGHTER FESTIVAL: NEVER AGAIN:
Please note that this picture story contains graphic images of animal slaughter that may cause distress.
Slaughtering began on the morning of 28th November.
The slaughterers walked inside from the far gate, and the killing began. The crowds pressed towards the walls, people were shouting and blowing horns, bells were ringing, drums beating in the background.
It was clear that some men were more skilled at the job than others – it seemed like the objective was to remove the head in one cut, but we saw men taking several blows to finish the job, I can’t imagine the pain these animals must have suffered.
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Send a message to the Nepalese Government and demand that the terrible Gadhimai slaughter festival must never happen again.
And don’t forget you can still write letters and e-mail to the Nepalese government and others expressing your outrage asking them to ban animal sacrifice in Nepal and to commit to never sacrificing animals at the Gadhimai festival. Express your outrage in the strongest terms but please be polite, abusive correspondence is unlikely to be read.
Just now there are few petitions on-line concerning the Gadhimai festival or animal sacrifice in Nepal.
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Warning Shocking images of animal cruelty
Gadhimai Gopro Walk
The Gadhimai Festival takes place every 5 years in the country of Nepal. Millions attend and is the largest animal sacrifice for religious purposes in the world. Over 400,000 animals are killed to bring people luck. This is a walk through of the main kill paddock moments after the killing of over 5,000 water buffalo was over. Support AnimalRecoveryMission.org
Video From Animal Recovery Mission
ARM investigators returned home this morning from Nepal, with breaking news footage from the World’s largest animal sacrifice festival, known as the Gadhimai Festival. Full report and footage coming soon!
Might be a good idea to sign up for their news letter or check their website from time to time for ARMs report.
The Road to Gadhimai 2014
This was the evening before the slaughter, we left the hotel at around 17:00 and got to the festival at around 19:45. This is a short video of that trip, Look at the goats, horses pulling carts, dogs passing and laying down at the side of the road. This ends with a short walk in the killing fields….
Filmed on GOPRO
Animal Equality reveals unique footage of the Gadhimai festival
Animal Equality reveals images of shocking cruelty at the Gadhimai festival. During the festival several hundreds of thousands of animals were killed to honor the goddess Gadhimai.
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Why Gadhimai animal sacrifice must stop
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The interview with the Gadhimai temple priests and villagers prove that animal sacrifice is less about the deity and more about money making and having a merry time where people like to gather, party, drink and eat meat.
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One of the cruelest festivals on the planet, The Gadhimai sacrifice.
3256 buffalo were hacked to death in the name of God!
Not all animals have their heads chopped off. Some take up to 40 minutes to die. The numbers were considerably down on the 2009 festival but non the less, any God that demands blood is no god worthy of my time….
An exceptionally brave Nepalese animal activist facing a crowd of millions of blood thirsty devotees
Animal Sacrifice in Nepal
Animal sacrifice takes place in Nepal other than during the Gadhimai Festival
Dasain Festival in NepalDasain Festival in Nepal
Many people in Nepal oppose this bloody festival along with the day-to-day sacrifice of animals in Nepal
Read about Animal Welfare Network Nepal’s efforts to stop the Gadhimai festival and other animal sacrifice and abuse
Swami Agnivesh Press Release
Animal Sacrifice is a diabolical sin in Vaidik Sanatan Dharma.
Swami Agnivesh (Vaidik SanatanDharma.)
Photos of the 2014 festival. It must never happen again.
During the slaughter the nearby lake is so filled with the blood of the animals that absolutely nothing can live in the water for years, it takes almost five years for the lake to regenerate; by then it is bloodbath time again.
Prior to the “Festival” The animals are made to walk up to 500 miles from India to Nepal; most are starved and deprived of water the entire trip, they are beaten and tortured to keep moving and many animals die along the way. Once at the site the massacre takes place in an open field with spectators, including women and children, watching and cheering on mother buffaloes are killed in front of their young. Animals sit in a pool of blood waiting for their own brutal end. Many animals try to escape but are hunted down.
The diary of two animal welfare campaigners at the world’s biggest ritual slaughter
Driving towards the temple we saw a couple of men walking two buffalo calves with red cloth around their necks. We stopped and Manoj Gautam, president of AWNN, asked them what they were doing. One of them said they were there on their wives’ insistence, that they felt bad and wouldn’t do it again. As if on cue, the buffalo calf with him, not more than six-months-old, came over and started chewing on the tassels of my shawl. He was just a baby and wanted some affection! I could not bear to think what his fate would be in two days. I stroked his head for a while before his so-called owner directed him forward. The other buffalo calf with him had started to graze. His owner called out to him and in an act of complete trust, the calf ran to him not knowing he was being led to his death.