Despite of protests by animal activists, goat drowning festival continues
Khokana, Lalitpur, August 26, 2013
Locals believe that when children started to drown in the pond in the 12th century, residents started to drown a live goat to appease the gods. The Khokana festival is held every year in August, the day after Gai Jatra. A 5-6 month old goat is thrown in a pond close to Rudrayani temple in Khokana, a village in the south of Kathmandu Valley. Despite of severa....
Anti Sacrifice Campaign in on move
Bara, July 29, 2013
Animal Welfare Network Nepal has been conducting awareness program in Bara through social Mobilization. We are centering on documentary shows in 100 VDCs of the Bara district. The documentary show has been started from December 2102 and we will cover all the VDCs till 2013 December and we will continue according to the feedback from the community and other p....
Village documentary shows discuss animal sacrifice
Bara, January 15, 2013
The night is pitch black in Baryarpur when a generator comes to live, and a projector beams a light a village house wall. Some sixty people start talking excitedly when an image appears. A voice in the local language announces a documentary. Soon the villagers are engrossed in a film on the pros and cons of animal sacrifice.
AWNN, in order to initiate....