Almost every religion has some kind of torture, sacrifice and killing of animals laid out in their scriptures. No one should discriminate against any of these religions or people of any faith. Any changes should come from the inside, the people involved, not from the outside, claiming to know everything better. This usually only leads to more tensions, hardly getting anyone to help. Helping those willing to change is of the essence here, and in almost all religions there are those willing to help change traditions that hurt others.
“In just weeks, more than 500,000 water buffalo, pigs, goats, chickens, pigeons and even mice will be slaughtered en masse by inexperienced people – tortured, beaten and in some cases, beheaded with all manner of weapons, causing a slow, painful death. The goal: pleasing Gadhimai, the goddess of power.”
Please speak up for the animals, not down on people of another faith.
Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!