Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hindu sacrifice of 250,000 animals (Holy Cow!)

The world's biggest animal sacrifice began in Nepal today with the killing of the first of more than 250,000 animals as part of a Hindu festival in the village of Bariyapur, near the border with India.

The event, which happens every five years, began with the decapitation of thousands of buffalo, killed in honour of Gadhimai, a Hindu goddess of power.

Hindu sacrifice of 250,000 animals begins | World news | guardian.co.uk


Nepal, with a population of approximately 27 million people, is a food-deficit country struggling to recover from an 11-year civil war. It ranks 142 out of 177 countries in the Human Development Index in 2007.



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