Up to 250,000 farm animals were inhumanely slaughtered as part of the Nepalese festival ‘Gadhimai’ which last took place in 2009 – this November the slaughter is set to take place all over again.
The Gadhimai Festival takes place every five 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. This year, there are more people, groups and organisations that are not willing to sit back and let this cruelty happen. Together, we are speaking out against this inhumane festival.
The Nepalese Hindu Forum UK completely opposes animal sacrifice as Hinduism does not sanction the killing of living beings… There should not be any place for this inhumane, barbaric sacrifice of innocent animals in the name of any religion.
Surya Upadhya, Chairman
The Nepalese Government provides significant funding, which makes this festival possible at 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. We are calling on the Nepalese government to stop this funding. Please join us and sign our petition!