22 Jun '12, 6am

120-Year-Old Animal Sacrifice Ends After 12 Year Battle | Care2 Causes

120-Year-Old Animal Sacrifice Ends After 12 Year Battle | Care2 Causes

Every year, Rajo Sankranti (a mass festival in Odisha, India) is a feast day for the villagers of Srirampur and its neighboring villages under the Pattamundai police limit, where hundreds of animals are killed for the Deity Maa Ramchandi, Srirampur. The Deity’s temple is situated on the campus of a school with 428 students who bear witness annually to hundreds of animals being killed by s slaughterer (ghatak). The innocent kids, ranging from 5 to 13 years old, are shocked by the event every year. Thanks to Jilla Pashubali Pratirodha Mancha, there was a district level forum for the prevention of animal sacrifice and the animal welfare organization Action for Protection of Wild Animals (APOWA). Jointly we have been campaigning for abolition of this heinous superstitious tradition for the last decade. Fortunately this year, just a few days ago, the animal sacrifices were comp...

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