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A festival in Nepal celebrating the world s largest
animal sacrifice was cancelled on Tuesday in a land-
mark victory for activists.
The Gadhimai Temple Trust said the event in Bara
district, which claims the lives of hundreds of thousands
of buffalo, goats, and birds and attracts hundreds of
thousands of worshippers, has now been cancelled
In a statement, Gadhimai Temple Trust Chairman,
Ram Chandra Shah, said: "The time has come to
transform an old tradition. The time has come to
replace killing and violence with peaceful worship and
Nepalese temple authorities agreed to cancel the
centuries-old Hindu tradition following a campaign
from Humane Society International (HSI) and Animal
Welfare Network Nepal (AWNN).
"It has been a long effort...we took a firm stand
and it has finally worked," said AWNN President
"We realise that people have been victimised by
superstition so building mass awareness is critical,
but I am very hopeful that we will see a bloodless
festival in 2019," Gautam told AFP.
The origins of Gadhimai date back around 265 years
ago, when the founder of the Gadhimai Temple, Bhag-
wan Chowdhary, had a dream that the goddess Gad-
himai wanted blood in return for freeing him from
prison, protecting him from evil and promising pros-
perity and power.
In the dream the goddess is said to have asked for
a human sacrifice, but Chowdhary appeased her with
an animal instead, and so thousands of animals have
been slaughtered every five years since.
It was estimated that the festival in 2009 saw the
massacre of 500,000 water buffalo, goats, chickens,
and other animals, who had their heads severed as
part of the ritual.
But with an intervention by the Supreme Court of
India, coupled with a growing awareness of the event
through activists creating vastly popular petitions,
numbers were reduced by about 70 per cent in 2014.
Mass sacrifice. AP PHOTO
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