This photo of a ‘young baby goat’ (referred to as a ‘kid’ in proper English language) tied to the side of a temple railing-waiting to be sacrificed was shared with us by Mr. Satish C. Gupta, an Agra resident. It was clicked on his recent visit to Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam.
He also shared with us another photograph clicked at this temple which shows the remnants of a recently sacrificed bird lying on the floor of this temple.
It is strange that in a progressively developing country like India, the practice of sacrificing animals for religious reasons, in the hope that doing so will please the deities and grant a person’s wish! And we learn that Animal Sacrifice is legal in Bengal and Assam, that is why perhaps we see the shots like the ones above from Kamakhya Temple (located in Guwahati, Assam).
To learn more about the practice of Animal Sacrifices in India, their legal angle and what you can do to help stop it, please have a look at the video below.
But there are laws banning animal sacrifices in many states across India and also national laws, and the reason these laws are not being enforced is because the authorities are as ignorant of the laws as much as we are, so this puts all the more responsibility on us to inform people of the laws and inspire them to use them tactfully for the benefit of animals and also share these with the authorities and educate people alike to put an end to the archaic and cruel practice of ‘Animal Sacrifices’.
https://jaagrutiindia.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/copy-of-animal-sacrifices.avi: Save this link please to watch this video.
Below is the list of Indian states where Animal Sacrifice is ILLEGAL:
Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu Animals and Birds Sacrifices Prevention Act, 1950
Karnataka: Karnataka Animal Sacrifice Prohibition Act 1959
Gujarat:Gujarat Animals and Birds Sacrifice Prohibition Act, 1972
Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh Animals and Birds Sacrifices (Prohibition) Act, 1950
Kerala: The Kerala Animals and Birds Sacrifices Prohibition Act, 1968
Rajasthan: The Rajasthan Animals and Birds Sacrifice (Prohibition) Act,1975.
Pondicherry: The Pondicherry Animals and Birds Sacrifices Prohibition Act, 1965
If you would like to meet a few goats who got sacrificed during last Id celebrations in Delhi on 28th November 2009..scroll below