Nationwide campaign against animal sacrifice goes on

Kathmandu, Oct 8: A campaign against animal sacrifice during the Bada Dashain festival has been organised nationwide.

The campaign held in coordination of various social 28 organisations including Nawajeevan Paropakar Society, Manab Kalyan Society, Baudhha Ningma Sangh, and Shree Krishna Pranami Youth Council is going on in all 77 districts since the past one week.

As stated by Nawajeevan Paropakar Society chair Durganath Dahal, under the campaign, demand has been made for putting an end to the culture of animal sacrifice at shrines of Hindu deities and the Kotghars(altars) during the  Dashain festival. The campaigners have already submitted a  memorandum to Chief District Officers of all 77 districts, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, and party offices of major political parties, seeking an to animal sacrifice in the name of rituals.   

"All the religious texts have advised the people to have feelings of compassion and love towards animals," he added.

The memorandum states that killing of innocent animals in the name of religions is a cowardice act and rights of all to life must be guaranteed.

 Nepali cine artist Nikhil Upreti is one of the participants of the campaign who described animal slaughter during the Dashain festival a 'cultural taboo'. (RSS)

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