The Society Against Animal Cruelty (SAAC) has urged all concerned to celebrate this Dashain without killing or sacrificing animals in the name of gods and goddesses. Issuing a press release, it has asked every individual to celebrate the festival peacefully. It has also asked the government to end the practice of mass sacrifice of animals in the temples and at homes for gods and goddesses.
“No religion has approved killing of animals, but in the name of religion people tend to sacrifice animals. This is hypocritical,” the SAAC said, adding: Animals cannot speak for themselves. It is the responsibility of human beings to protect them from cruelty.
It has called all concerned individual to celebrate the festival with love, compassion and spread the message of non-violence.