from a Facebook post by Animal Welfare Network Nepal (AWNN) -
The organizers said this would be the “biggest and most spectacular”
Gadhimai Festival ever. They projected there would be 500,000 animals
sacrificed. So confident of numbers, they sold in advance the carcasses
of 10,000 buffalo to a meat contractor for US$160,000. This contractor
has now backed out after counting only 3,266 buffalo carcasses, with an
estimated 15,000 goats and 5-10,000 pigeons. The carcasses are being
left to rot in the ground, whilst the organizers are facing a huge
This is the first Gadhimai Festival since our
Stop Animal Sacrifice campaign began, and already we have reduced animal
sacrifices by at least 70%. For five years we have been conducting mass
sensitization in all 99 villages of Bara district, and we have reached
every single adult in the five villages surrounding the festival area.
Together with our friends from Humane Society International, we have
moved the Supreme Courts in Nepal and India, and we worked so hard on
the ground to save as many animals as possible, despite much adversity
and great personal risk (due to the political and corruptive forces
behind Gadhimai). We mobilized hundreds of volunteers, confiscated
thousands of animals, and convinced countless pilgrims not to sacrifice
their animals. At the last, we held an all night protest within the
heart of the temple itself and convinced the butchers to release over
The whole event has been a disaster for the organizers and has exposed the total incompetence of the Nepalese authorities.
- Manoj Gautam, President AWNN
This......is also Planet Earth, November, 2014
Many pray it is the last time ever. May it be so.
Next weekend - the most massive religious animal sacrifice on the planet.
It happens every 5 years.
It is an alcohol-fueled demonic hell-realm.
A million people will show up.
India outlawed animal sacrifice, and is manning the border, but it is still planned to go forward despite last 5 years of activists' efforts and petitions to Nepal govt.
Below is kickstarter page for one courageous young man, wildlife activist, whom a film-maker is attempting to document.
I will not post more links.
If interested, you can search "Gadhimai festival", but be very aware of horrifically disturbing images from the search.
For the 4 min. film :
ALL LIVING THINGS