Bloody Traditions: Egypt Bans Sheep Sacrificing for Eid Holiday, Massive Whales Killing on the Faroe Islands + 2 More Horrible Slaughtery Still Exist

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Egypt government announced that the annual Eid holiday that is known for outdoor sheep slaughter is banned aiming to stop the “barbaric and unacceptable” spectacle, according to the local officials. But still, there are lots of animals-sacrificing traditions exist in the world. Nexter.org found out what are they.

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Eid holiday in Egypt

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Source: egyptianstreets

Faced with scenes of blood flowing in rubbish-strewn roads and of streets littered with animal entrails, authorities in the Egyptian capital say they aim to crack down on the outdoor slaughter that marks one of Islam’s main holidays.

Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, is marked by Muslims sacrificing animals according to religious traditions at the end of the hajj annual pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina.

Ahead of the holiday, which this year starts on Tuesday, temporary sheep markets have sprung up amid the exhaust fumes and garbage heaps of the sprawling metropolis.

But the governor’s office in Cairo insists it is on a “cleanliness” drive to stop the widespread slaughter of animals in the distinctly unhygienic surroundings of the city’s streets.

Grindadráp on the Faroe Islands

The brutal event, Grindadráp, is when thousands of whales are killed across the Faroe Islands as the locals prepare for winter.

The animals are gathered together and slaughtered by villagers as a tradition. Not a surprise, that the massacre of thousands of pilot and beaked whales caused the disturbance around the globe.

The Danish-owned Faroe Islands have really cold and severe winter.

The most painful part of the story is that the whales swim close to shore during their migration season, so they genuinely don’t expect that people would surround them and kill.

Yulin Dog Meat Festival

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Yulin Dog Meat Festival, is an annual celebration held in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice in which festival-goers eat dog meat and lychees. The festival began in 2009 and spans about ten days during which it is estimated that 10,000–15,000 dogs are consumed.

The local residents and festival organizers claim that the dogs are killed humanely and that “eating dog is no different from eating pork or beef”. The festival has been criticised by animal welfare and animal rights supporters.

Gadhimai festival

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Gadhimai festival was a sacrificial ceremony that was held every 5 years at the Gadhimai Temple of Bariyarpur, in Bara District, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the capital Kathmandu, and about 4.35 miles (7.00 km) east of headquarter of Bara district kalaiya city, in the southern Nepal, near the Indo-Nepal border, adjacent to Bihar.

It was primarily celebrated by the Madheshi, Nepalese People and Bihari people. The event involves the large-scale sacrificial slaughter of animals including water buffaloes, pigs, goats, chickens, and pigeons – with the goal of pleasing Gadhimai, the goddess of power. People also offer Coconut, Sweets, Red Cloth etc.

It is estimated that 50,000 animals were sacrificed during the Gadhimai festival of 2009. In 2015, Nepal’s temple trust announced to cancel all future animal sacrifice at the festival.


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