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Should animal sacrifice continue in the name of God?

My stance: Stop Animals sacrifice, In The Name Of God.

Animal sacrifice is the ritual killing of an animal as part of a religion. It is practiced by many religions as a means of appeasing a god or gods or changing the course of nature. Animal sacrifice has turned up in almost all cultures, from the Hebrews to the Greeks and Romans and from the Aztecs to the Hindus
Animal Sacrifice mainly practiced in South Asia because of underdeveloped society and strong belief on religion. The world's biggest animal sacrifice occurs every five years in Nepal 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.

With up to a million worshippers on the roads near the festival grounds, this year's fair seems more popular than ever, despite vocal protests from animals rights groups who have called for it to be banned. "It is the traditional way, " explained 45-year old Manoj Shah, a Nepali driver who has been attending the event since he was six, "If we want anything, and we come here with an offering to the goddess, within five years all our dreams will be fulfilled." Do God ask for Blood? The world is watching Nepal and India regarding in this matter, every five years, hundreds of men are licensed to kill buffalo, pigs, chickens, rates, goats and pigeons. This is totaly crule behavour. On a next five years goverment should have to take action to stop it. Or People who are aware of this should raise hands together to stop it.

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    Mar 12 2012: Such a brutal, heartless waste of life. I have always been confused by people defending the murder of animals with religion. To me, this is extreme hypocrisy. How about offering the Goddess some Indian sweets or some fresh roti or flowers? Or how about instead of hurting another living creature and causing pain and suffering, the people help those less fortunate than themselves. Perhaps their Goddess would appreciate that a lot more and maybe then their dreams won't take 5 long years to be fulfilled. And can I just ask, ARE all the dreams fulfilled? Because if not (and I'm guessing not), then perhaps it is time to review the history of the Incas and all the good that sacrifice did them...

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