Nepal Hosts World's Biggest Animal Sacrifice
The Gadhimai festival is underway in Nepal, despite protests from animal rights groups.By Christina Hartman | November 28, 2014
This is the world’s largest animal slaughter festival — the Gadhimai festival — where Hindu worshippers slay tens of thousands of mostly buffalo and goats to honor their goddess of power.
It’s a tradition that happens every five years and goes back centuries. Devotees believe their sacrifices are rewarded with good luck.
Animal rights groups call it barbaric and cruel, and have long attempted to get it outlawed.