Skip to comments.More Than 200,000 Animals Slaughtered at Nepal Sacrifice Festival ["Barbaric" Hindu Ritual]
Posted on 11/24/2009 8:07:16 AM PST by Steelfish
More Than 200,000 Animals Slaughtered at Nepal Sacrifice Festival November 24, 2009
Nov. 24: A butcher prepares to slaughter a buffalo with his knife during a mass sacrifice ceremony at Gadhimai temple in Bariyapur, Nepal. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus gathered at a temple in southern Nepal on Tuesday for a ceremony involving the slaughter of more than 200,000 animals, a festival that has drawn the ire of animal-welfare protesters.
A Nepalese minister said it was the largest sacrificial slaughter of animals in the world.
Animal rights groups and activists including the actress Brigitte Bardot have condemned the event, which takes place every five years in the Nepalese village of Bariyarpur, Sky News reported.
But Nepal's government says it will continue with the "centuries-old tradition" and will deploy armed police to keep the peace, Sky News reported.
Protests have occurred in recent weeks in towns near the Gadhimai temple and in the capital Katmandu by animals rights activists and other religious groups. However, Hindu organizers refused to halt the slaughter saying it was a centuries-old tradition.
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Do they eat them?
“People have deep faith in the goddess and they believe that sacrificing animals will bring them good luck and prosperity for their families,” said Mangal Chaudhary Tharu, a priest at the Gadhimai temple, according to Sky News.
More than 200,000 buffaloes, goats, chickens and pigeons will be killed Tuesday and Wednesday at the temple in the jungles of Bara district, about 100 miles south of Katmandu, to honor the Hindu goddess Gadhimai.
“Thousands of terrified buffaloes will have their heads cut off by drunken devotees,” said Bardot, according to Sky News.
Yeah, when they sober up from the high of slaughtering them.
All that matters is if they use Hickory or Mesquite.
Hey Bardot, slaughtering more babies is OK though, right?
i wonder how many cows/chicken/pig did china slaughter today, with 1.5 billion ppl to feed
I notice that here in the States the Grand Alliance of the Oppressed still contains nary a hint of disharmony, however.
Are you saying Bardot is pro-abortion? (Or, the euphemism they use, pro-choice.)
But man, those are some bony looking animals. I am glad I live here...for now.
I wonder what the West Coast freaks who embrace Eastern religions think of this. LOL!!!!
Years ago I distinctly remember her marching with feminazis at an abortion rally.
Fire up the grill!
While it may shock the sensibilities, it is not out of the norm for a defined religion. We Christians recognize Christ as the ultimate sacrifice (Paschal Lamb) and no longer need to sacrifice an animal for the remision of our sin. Once the Jewish Temple is restored in Jerusalem, animal sacrifice will be reinstated.
The remnant of the Samartians in Israel still perform animal sacrifice rituals.
Are they going to eat them all ???
Then its not barbaric...
Please forgive my ignorance here, but . . .
I thought Hindus believe that their gods inhabit animals and that they consider them diety, and that’s why they don’t eat them, even to the point of losing harvested grain to rats.
If Hindus worship cows, how do they justify animal sacrifice?
Seems to be a disconnect here, and more than a little hypocrisy.
Or maybe it’s just that I don’t understand.
Quite true, but they were never allowed on the Temple grounds...