Nepal - Animal Equality volunteers attended the Gadhimai festival that began on Friday, November 28th. During the festival several hundreds of thousands of animals were killed to honor the goddess Gadhimai. Animal Equality documented:
- Fields with thousands of bodies of dead buffalo and other animals
It is calculated that several hundred thousands of animals will be killed this year at the Gadhimai festival. The animals are killed with knives, axes and swords in the presence of others, many of them don't die after the first strike because the knives used aren't sharp enough. Many animals struggle until they die while others are forced to witness.