"This is wrong and must stop," Sneha Shrestha of the Federation of Animal Welfare Nepal told AFP. "We are all equal in God's eyes, God will not ask for (the) sacrifice of her own children." Animal rights campaigners face an uphill struggle in Nepal, where Hindus make up 80% of the population and where ritual sacrifice is a part of everyday life and central to major festivals. Animal rights activists in Nepal stage a protest in the capital Kathmandu calling for an end to religious animal sacrifices pic.twitter.com/WmSiULtNJv — TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) June 14, 2019Placards at the protest also called for a halt to sacrifices at Gadhimai, a festival believed to be the world's biggest ritual slaughter. Although the temple banned the practice under huge pressure in 2015, activists fear sacrifices will still be held at the next festival, due in November.
Source: Dhaka Tribune June 15, 2019 07:30 UTC