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Nepal's 300-year-old Gadhimai festival discontinues animal sacrifice

Jul 29, 2015    

Kathmandu: In a significant move that will save the lives of millions of animals, the practice of sacrifice has been banned at Nepals Gadhimai festival, the worlds biggest animal sacrifice event held every five years.An age-old practiceThe temple trust announced its decision on Tuesday and urged all devotees not to bring animals to the festival, a religious practice that had been continuing for the last 300 years.The Gadhimai Temple Trust hereby declares our formal decision to end animal sacrifice. With your help, we can ensure Gadhimai 2019 is free from bloodshed. Moreover, we can ensure Gadh...

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