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ACT: The Killing Fields - End Animal Sacrifice In Nepal



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Fields weep with the blood of endless slit throats — where a quarter million buffalo, pigs, goats and more animals lay mutilated. The crowd wields dull knives, old swords. Babies cry near beheaded mothers…

This is the Gadhimai Festival, the biggest of Nepal’s many blood rituals, to honor the Hindu goddess of power. Apparently Gadhimai requires deliberate torture before she’ll grant the wishes of her human disciples. The two-day homage occurs in the village of Bariyapur in the Bara District. In 2009, five million people were present.

Blood rituals occur routinely in Nepal. Animals are skinned and burned alive, smashed and shredded. The Gadhimai repeats every 5 years, next up in 2014. Voices worldwide hope to shut it down, along with all live sacrifice in Nepal. TAKE ACTION




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Honorable Prime Minister and Officials of Nepal,

Please ban blood festivals nationwide. I urge the Nepalese government to enact and enforce an Animal Welfare Law that shields animals from all forms of abuse, including ritual sacrifice.

At the semi-annual Gadhimai Jatra festival in Bara, fields fill with blood. Hundreds of thousands of goats, buffalo, pigs, chickens, rats and pigeons are mutilated as "sacrifice" to the Hindu goddess of power, Gadhimai. During the event, competitors armed with knives earn a fee for each kill. They slit the throats of five different species as tribute to "panchhbali" (five offerings). Death does not come quickly. Buffalo take so long to die that men slice them apart, starting with their back legs.

Brutal animal sacrifice does not end with the Gadimai. Government subsidized blood ritual occurs routinely at Goddess temples. At recurring "celebrations," animals are skinned and burned alive, cut with dull knives, beheaded… A live goat is dismembered at the Khokana Festival. Taleju Temple priests annually kill water buffalo during Kalratri, Dasain. The army sacrifices 108 buffalo in the Kot courtyard the next morning. For the Sasarimaiko Mela in Mahottari, another 10,000 animals suffer under the banner of "religious tradition."

While Nepal has rightfully banned human sacrifice and widow burning, it seems frozen in time with regard to animals. Religious leaders themselves have proposed fruits and vegetables in place of animal offerings. A more tourist-friendly version could use red objects such as cloth, flowers, fruit, banners, candles, flags…to symbolize live offerings. In a bloodless Gadhimai, for example, worshippers walk miles to reach a temple adorned in red emblems of their faith.

I respectfully ask you to embrace nonviolent options and permanently ban blood rituals that hurt both animals and Nepal itself:
  • Violence and cruelty alienate tourists and reduce profits from Nepal’s valuable tourism industry.

  • Brutalizing animals desensitizes the people of Nepal, particularly children, to the suffering of others. Animal abuse is a well-documented precursor to violence against humans.

  • Animals are tormented at every stage from transport and pre-ritual food/water deprivation to slow, painful death thought to please the goddess. Ceremonies feature animals skinned alive and even shredded by human teeth. The torture is so extraordinary, some animals die from shock before their wounds overtake them.

  • Blood rituals have no place in the 21st century. In fact, they conflict with Nepal’s own legal progress to protect "flora and fauna" under international wildlife treaties and regulate humane slaughter of farmed animals via introduction of the Meat Act.

  • Religion, tradition, entertainment and art never justify outright torture.

    Sincerely,

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IF NEPAL EMBASSY IN YOUR COUNTRY IS NOT LISTED BELOW, TRY:
NEPAL EMBASSY IN USA, WASHINGTON DC
nepali@erols.com, info@nepalembassyusa.org, nepalembassyusa@gmail.com, washingtondc@mofa.gov.np

NEPAL EMBASSY IN CANADA, OTTAWA
nepalembassy@rogers.com, ottawa@mofa.gov.np

NEPAL EMBASSY IN UK, LONDON
eon@nepembassy.org.uk, london@mofa.gov.np

NEPAL EMBASSY IN GERMANY, BERLIN
berlin@nepalembassy.de, nepembgermany@gmail.com, berlin@mofa.gov.np

NEPAL EMBASSY IN FRANCE, PARIS
nepalinparis@noos.fr, paris@mofa.gov.np

NEPAL EMBASSY IN AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA
info@necan.gov.np, embassyofnepal@grapevine.com.au, canberra@mofa.gov.np
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Rt. Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai
Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers

P.O. Box: 23312
Singh Durbar / Kathmandu, Nepal
ph: 977 1 4211000, fax: +977 1 227 286 or 428 570
email: info@opmcm.gov.np
SOURCE: www.opmcm.gov.np/en/contact-us-5.html
www.opmcm.gov.np/pm/index.php


Honorable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Kaji Shrestha Prakash
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Maharajgunj / Kathmandu, Nepal
ph: 977 1 4416011, 4416012, 4416013, 4416014, 4416015
fax: 977 1 4416016
SOURCE: www.mofa.gov.np/contact/contact.php
www.mofa.gov.np/contact/stafflist.php
nepalgov.gov.np/? option=ngdir&page=ngdir


NEPAL EMBASSIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Write to Nepal Embassy in your country ONLY.

IF NEPAL EMBASSY IN YOUR COUNTRY IS NOT LISTED , TRY:
NEPAL EMBASSY IN USA, WASHINGTON DC
2131 Leroy Place, N.W. / Washington, D.C. 20008
ph: 001 202 667 4550, fax: 001 202 667 5534
email: nepali@erols.com, info@nepalembassyusa.org, nepalembassyusa@gmail.com, washingtondc@mofa.gov.np
website: www.nepalembassyusa.org

NEPAL EMBASSY IN CANADA, OTTAWA
ph: +1 613 680 5513, 613 680 5623, fax: +1 613 422 5149
email: nepalembassy@rogers.com, ottawa@mofa.gov.np

NEPAL EMBASSY IN UK, LONDON
fax: 0044 20 7792 9861
email: eon@nepembassy.org.uk, london@mofa.gov.np

NEPAL EMBASSY IN GERMANY, BERLIN
fax: 0049 30 3435 9906
email: berlin@nepalembassy.de, nepembgermany@gmail.com, berlin@mofa.gov.np

NEPAL EMBASSY IN FRANCE, PARIS
email: nepalinparis@noos.fr, paris@mofa.gov.np

NEPAL EMBASSY IN AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA
fax: 0061 2 6162 1557
email: info@necan.gov.np, embassyofnepal@grapevine.com.au, canberra@mofa.gov.np

Right Honorable President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav
Office of the President, Republic of Nepal
Sheetal Niwas / Kathmandu, Nepal
fax: ++(977 1) 4416495
email: mail@presidentofnepal.gov.np
SOURCE: presidentofnepal.gov.np/Contents/contact.html

Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation
Singha Durbar / Kathmandu, Nepal
ph: 977 1 4211870, 4211879, 4211607
fax: 977 1 4211758
email: info@tourism.gov.np, tourismnp@gmail.com
SOURCE: www.tourism.gov.np
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Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

Singha Durbar / Kathmandu, Nepal
ph: 4211706, 4211950, 4211981
fax: 977 1 4211935 or 4211839
email: memoac@moac.gov.np
SOURCE: www.moac.gov.np/contacts.php

Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction
Singh Durbar / Kathmandu, Nepal
ph: +977 1 4211189, 4211090, 4211176, 4211092
fax: +977 1 4211186 or 4211173
SOURCE: www.peace.gov.np/contact-np.html

Ministry of Law and Justice
Singha Durbar / Kathmandu, Nepal
ph: 977 1 4223727, 4224633, 4220672
fax: 977 1 4220684
SOURCE: nepalgov.gov.np/?option=ngdir&page=ngdir
www.moljpa.gov.np


Ministry of Home Affairs
Singha Durbar / Kathmandu, Nepal
ph: 977 1 4211261, 4211212, 4211274, 4211249, 4211224
fax: 977 1 4211264
SOURCE: nepalgov.gov.np/?option=ngdir&page=ngdir
www.moha.gov.np


NEPAL POLITICAL PARTIES
Nepali Congress Central Office
B.P. Smriti Bhawan, B.P.Nagar, Sanepa, Lalitpur, Nepal
fax: ++(977 1) 5555188
email: ncparty@wlink.com.np

Communist Party of Nepal (CPN ML)
C.P Mainali
Maitidevi
email: communistparty@hotmail.com

Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
Head of Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Buddha Nagar
fax: 01 4602289
email: ucpnm.chq@gmail.com

Communist Party of Nepal (Unified)
Head of Party, Ram Singh Shris (Rajbir)
DhobiKhola
email: cpnunified@gmail.com

Rastriya Prajatantra Party
Head of Party, Pashupati Sumsher Rana
Chabahil
email: rppnepal@enet.com.np

Nepal Workers and Peasants Party
Head of Party, Narayan Man Bijukche
Bhaktapur
fax: ++(977 1) 6613207

Tarai Madhesh Loktantrik Party
Head of Party, Mahanta Thakur
Baneshwor
fax: ++(977 1) 4462383
email: tmdp64@gmail.com

Madhesi’s People’s Right Forum
Upendra Yadav
Kupondole
fax: ++(977 1) 5541278

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