The killing fields of the Gadhimai festival in Nepal
The Gadhimai festival is a month-long Hindu festival that is held once every five years at the Gadhimai temple of Bariyarpur in southern Nepal. Around 5 million people participate in this event to ‘please’ Gadhimai, the god of power.
During this festival water buffaloes, pigs, goats, chickens and pigeons are slaughtered in massive numbers. Approximately 500,000 (yes, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND) animals are killed during this ‘pleasing’ of Gadhimai.
Because the men who take on the role of killing the animals are largely unskilled in the ways of humane slaughter, there is a big concern that the animals are suffering needlessly, and dying slow and painful deaths. After the festival, the meat, bones and hides of the animals are sold to companies in India.
(Shocking) photos of the Killing fields of Gadhimai
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During the #Gadhimai festival in Bariyarpur, Nepal, 500,000 animals are slaughtered. pic.twitter.com/ZltDhrMv2h wp.me/P4IMjX-gq
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