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Success! Millions of Animals Saved From Religious Slaughter

Success! Millions of Animals Saved From Religious Slaughter

Animal advocates are celebrating a huge victory with an announcement that millions of animals will be spared from sacrifice at the Gadhimai festival. Every five years in southern Nepal, thousands of people come together to take part in a centuries old tradition to honor the Hindu goddess of power, Gadhimai, by slaughtering animals during what is the world’s largest religious animal sacrifice. In 2009, it’s believed as many as 500,000 buffalo, goats, chickens and other animals were killed during the event. More than 110,000 Care2 members have spoken out against the festival . The festival has been condemned by animal advocates from around the world and thanks to efforts by Care2 activists and organizations working to end it, the Supreme Court of India recently intervened to stop people from bringing animals from India to Nepal for the event. As a result, far fewer were kill...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/success-millions-of-animals-s...

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