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In Nepal animal sacrifice is widely practiced. There are no rules to regulate sacrifice, instead the government supports blood sacrifices by providing subsidies.

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Cher C (1429)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 8:40 am

Right Honorable Prime Minister
Prime Minister’s Office

Singha Durbar



Dear Prime Minister,

I would like to express my deep concern about extreme cases of animal cruelty being conducted in the name of religion in Nepal.

In Nepal animal sacrifice is widely practiced. There are no rules to regulate sacrifice, instead the government supports blood sacrifices by providing subsidies.

Apart from regular sacrifice at Goddess temples extreme cruelty is conducted at certain festivals including the live skinning and burning of animals, slow killings through throat slitting, killing with unsharp knives, public beheadings, et cetera.

Well know is the annual sacrifice taking place during Kalratri, Dasain, when the priests of Taleju Temple kill water buffaloes throughout the night, followed by the sacrifice of 108 buffaloes by the army in the Kot courtyard during the next day.

Another is the Khokana Festival, held in August, during which a terrified goat is thrown in the Deu-pond close to the Rudrayani temple, after which it is torn apart whilst still alive by a group of young men.

Another is the Gadimai Festival in Bara District which is 'celebrated' by sacrificing around 200,000 animals. Here innocent creatures are killed en masse in an unorganised manner by devotees which includes the public beheading of 20,000 buffaloes.

A similarly touching event is the Sasarimaiko Mela in Mahottari which is held every twelve years and witnesses the killing of at least 10,000 animals.

No one can adequately explain why these practices are carried out year after year – except to say they are ‘traditional’. This however is not a valuable argument to commence these practices; Nepal, realizing the adverse effects, has abolished a number of ‘traditions’ in the past, including human sacrifice and widow burning.

I encourage you to abolish the above practices for the following reasons:

1.It hurts them – Contrary what many belief, animals suffer tremendously before and during sacrifice. They are generally hurt during transportation, starved and dehydrated, and often purposely killed slowly and painfully, as it is believed that the goddess prefers slow deaths. In certain rituals animals are skinned alive, torn apart by human teeth or tortured to such an extent they die from stress and shock.

2.It hurts us - Cruelty against animals harms society as a whole; it signals and normalizes insensitivity in children who can become numb to the suffering of living beings, it is also known to influence certain people to commit violence on other humans.

3.It strengthens vested interests – Sacrifices generally boosts the interests of those who benefit from superstition-based beliefs and rituals. As Nepal is moving ahead to become a more fully democratic, egalitarian society, it is crucial to challenge age-old beliefs which are not beneficial and drain the resources of the poor and needy.

4.It contradicts the spirit of laws - Nepal is concerned about the welfare of its precious flora and fauna, and has signed a number of international Wildlife Treaties followed by the introduction of the Meat Act, which introduces humane killing of livestock and poultry. The cruelty displayed in these so-called traditions completely contradicts the spirit and gestures of these treaties and acts.

5.It is bad for tourism - As tourists are abhorred by such practices, the festivals will have an adverse effect on tourism, an industry which provides the country with much-needed financial returns. Those foreigners who experience or come to know the extent of sacrifice in this country leave Nepal confused and with a heavy heart, rather than uplifted by its paradoxical beauty and friendliness.

I urge you to end the violent practices and help Nepal move towards a truly peaceful country, and in keeping with its international image. This can be done by introducing and enforcing a much-needed Animal Welfare Act to curb animal cruelty and by promoting genuine animal welfare activities across the country.

I trust that you will support these measures (which are becoming more popular by the day, around the globe and thus promote non-violent cultural practices Nepal.

Yours sincerely,



Cher C (1429)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 8:40 am

Send The Letter To The Following People And Organizations

Honorable Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister, Singha Durbar
Faxes: + 977 1 227 286 or 428 570
Honorable State Minister for Foreign Affairs
Address: Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
Tel: 977-1-4416011, 4416012, 4416013, 4416014, 4416015
Fax: 977-1-4416016
Right Honorable President Dr Ram Baran Yadav
Office of the President
Sheetal Niwas, Kathmandu
Fax no ++ 977 - 1 – 4416495
Honorable Minister
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives,
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Phone: 4211706,4211950,4211981,4211898,4211841,4211648,4211961, 4211905
Fax: 977-1- 4211935, 4211839
Honorable Minister
Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel.: 4211992, 4211669, 4211846, 4211847, 4211711, 4211685, 4211825, 4231196, 4211909
Fax: 977 1 4211758
Honorable Minister
Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: +977 1 4211189, 4211090, 4211176, 4211092
Fax: +977 1 4211186 and 4211173
Ministry of Law and Justice
Address: Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
Tel: 977-1-4223727, 4224633, 4220672
Fax: 977-1-4220684
Ministry of Home Affairs
Address: Singha Durbar, Kathmandu,Nepal
Tel: 977-1-4211261, 4211212, 4211274, 4211249, 4211224
Fax: 977-1-4211264


Cher C (1429)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 8:42 am

Nepal Political Parties,,,,,

Madhesi’s People’s Right Forum Fax nr: ++ (977 -1) 5541278
Nepali Congress Central Office B.P. Smriti Bhawan, B.P.Nagar, Sanepa, Lalitpur, Nepal Fax : ++ (977-1) 5555188 E-mail:

Communist Party of Nepal (CPN ML) C.P Mainali Address: Maitidevi Email:
Rastriya Prajatantra Party Head of Party: Pashupati Sumsher Rana Address: Chabahil Email:

Nepal Workers and Peasants Party Head of Party: Narayan Man Bijukche Address: Bhaktapur Fax No: ++(977-1) 6613207

Tarai Madhesh Loktantrik Party Head of Party: Mahanta Thakur Address: Baneshwor Email: Fax No: ++(977-1) 4462383

Madhesi’s People’s Right Forum Upendra Yadav Address: Kupondole Fax nr: ++ (977 -1) 5541278
Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Head of Party: Pushpa Kamal Dahal Address: Buddha Nagar Email: Fax: 01 4602289

Communist Party of Nepal (Unified) Head of Party: Ram Singh Shris (Rajbir) Address: DhobiKhola Email:


Past Member (0)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 8:48 am
Will send out tonight-thx Cher

Karen G (97)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 8:50 am
Will Do Cher

Pat B (356)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 8:55 am
W/do.Thanks, Cher.

Andrea Nemec (213)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 8:58 am
Noted and emails sent! Thanks!

Kit B (276)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 9:17 am

Thanks - got the information will do later this afternoon.

naomi cohen (55)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 9:24 am
this is devastating, it makes my heart hurt. can't understand this way of thinking, and don't want to. all i know, is that it must STOP. thank you, cher. all action taken!

Solitary Eagle (324)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 9:27 am
Thanks, Cher. Noted and sent emails.

pam w (139)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 9:30 am
I hope this can help....but don't really BELIEVE so.

. (0)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 9:43 am
Thank you for the information Cher - there is a lot to do.

Michael M (60)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 10:30 am
In the USA, crazed animal sacrifice occurs as well. "Sport hunters" blaze away at trophies arousing worshipping gunowners to increased sacrifice of wild animals This ritual supposedly increases the human capacity for pleasure, and is pursued as a "right" by those who would kill everything their ammo supply allows.

The religion of sociopathic cruelty collects financial support at every gunshop, distributing and converting politicians and US law to their religion.

They seek to diminish your life and mine, not to mention the thousands of individual other animals who suffer painful death without hope.

This religion of guns and manly hunting will not be going away soon, instead promoting its sharia-type lawlessness, threatening to all other living beings. The US government supports this cruel ritual, and in fact also practices it relatively invisibly to you all, on the other side of the world.


Angelika R (143)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 10:57 am
email sent to the summary of email addresses on top, thx Cher.

Constance F (418)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:22 am
email revised and sent to email addresses posted~ and DITTO MICHAEL. The US gov is charged with heinous cruelty perpetrated on other species. Leave that on the whitehouse page !

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:49 am
Emails sent to all addresses (with sadness & and hope) & Noted & Thank you Cher.

Dan S (9)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:25 pm
One can only hope that one day animals will be at the top of the food chain again. Thanks for sharing Cher!

Joy M (169)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:38 pm
noted.. I'd like to take that knife or what ever he has in his stupid hand and chop his crappy head off..

janet f (29)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:39 pm
I just can't believe that in 2013 this crap is still going on.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:40 pm
So sad Emails sent to addresses added my own bit on too wish it would do something to stop this awful cruelty


Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:52 pm
Noted and action taken. Thanks Cher

Julie E (405)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:10 pm,,,,,

Letter revised and e-mails sent to all of the above. Also shared.

Ann P (17)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:26 pm
Noted. Will take action. L♥ve ☮ Peace.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:35 pm
Scarifying lives is mentioned in the bible already. Not just using animals but their own children. I find this horrific, and it should be forbidden.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:35 pm

Ruth C (87)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:40 pm
Sorry, I mean I sent the Emails.

Michael M (60)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:52 pm
God say to Abaham, "kill me your son."
Abe say , "God , you must be puttin' me on!"
God say, "Hey",
Abbe say "What?"
God say, "You can do what you want, Abe, BUT . . .
next time you see Me comin', you better run."
Abe say, "Where you want this killin' done?"

[it's a social thing, claimed to be holy as part of their treasured culture Beware of this defense, which only leads to endless violence. I hope that you, too, will look to your very own culture as well.]

Michael M (60)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:54 pm
Cher, I didn't work out how to put a like issue on "Causes" here on care2. If you know how and can, please slip this one there. It remains far longer than news articles!

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 2:01 pm
Will do

Barbara V (51)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:20 pm
Armageddon, at least, would curtail this kind of sub-human. It would be worth going through it and possibly dying just to get rid of them.

Mike M (40)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:55 pm
Emails sent

samantha l (0)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:08 pm

Dianne D (490)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:43 pm
sample letter sent to all email addresses provided. I can't afford to call or fax the others.

Christine S (134)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 6:35 pm
So sad and pointless to sacrifice animals.

Gloria H (88)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 6:36 pm
I thought it was Issac who was willing to sacrifice his son. hmm Jesus was supposed to be sacrificed as the "lamb of God". Kind of makes ya wonder about the whole deal with sacrificing being the way to please God/Gods/Goddesses.
I think I will just go back to worshiping money.

Twyla Sparks (208)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:37 pm
Thank you

Carlene V (202)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:50 pm
Awful and will send letter. Thanks for the information.

Lisa Z (168)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 8:51 pm

paula eaton (30)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 10:35 pm

desanka s (416)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:30 pm
I can't understand this is horrendous barbarism!???
Emails sent! Thank you Cher.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:36 pm
Horrible business.

Shirley S (187)
Monday July 8, 2013, 12:30 am

Sharon Wardle (103)
Monday July 8, 2013, 12:38 am
Will send letter later today

Inge B (202)
Monday July 8, 2013, 12:40 am
Ban all religions, wake up from the past, we living now!!
Love, Peace and Understanding

Debra Tate (17)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:05 am
noted. Thank you

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:09 am
Noted and sent - I don't really care what religion we each have, this is just bloody sickening and these deranged bastards should be thrown into a pit of fire.

Suzanne O'Meara (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 4:34 am

Carol H (229)
Monday July 8, 2013, 4:54 am
action to be taken

Past Member (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 5:37 am
No more cruelty, please

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:03 am
emails sent

Patricia H. (440)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:10 am

Past Member (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:27 am
noted,thank you 8/7

jaya Sinha (26)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:53 am
Even in India many animals and birds are sacrificed in Temples especially during Dusshera.

Sonja Rowland (55)
Monday July 8, 2013, 7:44 am
OK, I'm not a theologian, but to my dying day I won't understand how the horrific death of all those innocent animals could possibly please god, who created those animals too.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Monday July 8, 2013, 8:19 am
My God the picture makes my blood boil!

Sandi C (98)
Monday July 8, 2013, 9:22 am
I don't think God would be pleased.

Karen B (8)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:08 am
Noted,& shared.!!! Those who are responsible with these murders, will be punished.!!! Ignorance is such a killer.!!!

Annalisa P (16)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:25 am
I have missing the letter. thank you Cher !

Joy M (33)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:42 am
Emails sent...I agree w/ Sonja! How can anyone's god want humans to torture and kill the animals he/she created??!! What a crock - they just hide behind that reasoning!!! Again, smoke is coming out of my ears...

S J (130)
Monday July 8, 2013, 12:28 pm
Noted, thanks Cher.

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Monday July 8, 2013, 12:37 pm

isabelle f (55)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:17 pm
Noted !!The current prime minister is KHIL RAJ REGMI !!He is on Facebook !! email sent!!Thanks

Ana Fontan (16)
Monday July 8, 2013, 2:38 pm
Noted and letter to be sent. Thnx so much Cher!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:59 am

Osama Ishtiaq (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:29 am

Kathleen R (138)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:46 am

Mari 's (1356)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 12:28 pm
Barbaric!!! What is wrong with some people!?? :(

Michael M (60)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:15 pm
The large knife is a Parang, designed to chop harder than a machete.

Animal sacrifice is a practice still engaged in across Africa and Asia. The practice shows how far religion got from sacred relationship with all Earth. It exists in a few Western Hemi cultures, one of the most mentally ill being the Pueblo/Hopi suffocation and strangulation of Golden Eagles.
Of course The Aztec/Mexica did human sacrifice, but they were not alone in that, either It's a human thing, all that divergence from original reverence for living individuals. Isaac was the son, Gloria whose life was demanded.

After that the Jews sacrificed only other animals than ourselves (except in those cruel wars they so loved. Check their holy Torah, and you will see it was no better in practice than the worst readings of the Qu'ran.

The song was written by a Jewish guy who sang about doing the outrageous things right out in plain sight. There are more nuances.

Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:36 am
emails sent
Thank you, Cher.

Sara P (57)
Friday July 12, 2013, 8:39 am This is the email address that I found on Google for the Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister, Singha Durbar. I hope that it's the correct one. Anyway email sent to all the offices and organisations with an email adress available. Thanks a lot Cher.

Sara P (57)
Friday July 12, 2013, 8:39 am Really sorry, I missed the I

Sandra Penna (135)
Friday July 12, 2013, 4:56 pm
noted, thanks.

Michael Holland (10)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:17 pm

Pamela W (75)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 4:40 am
Noted !! This is just so SICK !!!!! Looks like I've got a stack of e-mailing and letter writing to do today - count on me, I am very very ANGRY !!!!

federico bortoletto (47)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 1:03 pm

Betty Kelly (4)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:39 pm
These people missed the evolution boat. We must find a way for them to stop these barbaric rituals.
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