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Petions do work: Sri Lanka mass animal sacrifice banned

September 15, 2011
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From News24

Colombo – A Sri Lankan court has ordered an annual sacrifice ritual in which hundreds of goats are slaughtered to be halted after a petition by animal rights activists, police said on Tuesday.

About 700 goats and scores of chickens were to be sacrificed on Tuesday during a traditional religious ceremony at the Munnewaram temple, just north of the capital Colombo.

The grisly ritual, in which goats are decapitated in public using a large hatchet, was first banned in the 1980s but was revived as locals believe the animals’ blood wards off evil spirits.


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“The Appeal Court on Monday directed the police to prevent the slaughter of animals that would take place,” police spokesperson Prishantha Jayakkody said.

He said lawyers appearing for the petitioners argued that it was unclear who had authority over the temple, and that the slaughter was cruel.

The Sri Lanka Animal Welfare Trust had also appealed to President Mahinda Rajapakse to stop the ceremony, which saw about 300 goats sacrificed last year.



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10 Comments leave one →
  1. gro permalink
    September 16, 2011 3:27 am

    stop all cruelty towards animals!!!-PLEASE!!!!

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    • September 17, 2011 4:40 am

      Sri Lanka got rid of the tigers,now they have goat problems. The Tamils must learn compassion.

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  2. September 16, 2011 5:29 am

    petitions are munitions
    to improve the world’s
    condition

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  3. Karen Kline permalink
    September 16, 2011 6:48 am

    Yes they are and we need gather all the ammunition possible, this way we are sure to annihilate our target!

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  4. September 16, 2011 1:24 pm

    I’m a petition maniac, one of those people considered naive dreamers. This news is the proof (if needed), that we CAN make a difference, that our voice can be heard! We owe it to animals, it’s a moral duty. Physical protests are very useful, but we can only sign/write when other Countries are concerned. Thank you Stacey!!!

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  5. September 16, 2011 1:45 pm

    Please share and sign, to help those that can not speak for themselves!

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  6. yvette permalink
    September 17, 2011 12:35 am

    Thanks to all the brave people around the world, animal welfare is moving forward:-) Love all animals.

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  7. linda badham permalink
    September 18, 2011 6:44 pm

    I SHOULD THINK SO TO . SOME COUNTRIES REALLY NEED TO BE EDUCATED, WARD OFF EVIL SPIRITS ? CRAZY !

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  8. Lola Misirlic permalink
    December 25, 2011 3:00 am

    Please share and sign

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