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Indian Court Bans Animal Sacrifice

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Indian Court Bans Animal Sacrifice

 

An Indian court has banned animal sacrifice in the state of Himachal Pradesh at places of worship hopefully ending this old but very much outdated tradition. Goats and other animals such as sheep are killed with knives as ‘sacrifice’ to Hindu deities at certain times of the year in parts of the Himalaya. Many of the goats at the Animal Liberation Sanctuary, Nepal, have been rescued from these sacrifices as it is a widespread practice in Nepal.



The Indian court said:

"A startling revelation has been made … thousands of animals are sacrificed every year in the name of worship".

"Sacrifice causes immense pain and suffering to innocent animals. They cannot be permitted to be sacrificed to appease a god or deity in a barbaric manner".

"No person will sacrifice any animal in any place of worship. It includes adjoining lands and buildings".


Source: The Guardian, Tuesday 2 September 2014

 
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