In Nepal annually hundreds of thousands of animals are killed in the name of culture and religion, some in an extremely cruel manner.
After 200.000 animals were killed at Gadhimai festival in 2009, the Animal Welfare Network Nepal launched a 5-year campaign aiming at a phase wise ban on blood sacrifices. We call on the government to support our efforts.
1. It hurts them;
2. It hurts us humans;
3. It strengthens vested interests;
4. It contradicts the spirit of laws and treaties;
5. It is bad for tourism.
We request the political leaders of Nepal to do what it takes to stop cruelty against animals in the name of culture or religion.