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Letter from Arthur Poletti to the Prime Minister of Nepal about the Murder of Animals - 24 Oct 2007
Government of Nepal
Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.
Dear Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and Council Ministers.
Please excuse my bluntness and my state of mind. I just finished "throwing up" after reading about the mass murders of animals that is about to take place in a few days during your so called celebration that is currently underway in Nepal.
As you know the people of Nepal are celebrating the biggest national festival known as Dashain.
The 15-day annual religious feast marks the victory of the ancient Hindu goddess Durga over a feared demon and symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.
It is absolutely preposterous to think that the ancient belief and ritual which includes the murdering of thousands of vulnerable innocent animals represents what Goddess Durga "who is depicted as a warrior woman with 10 arms who rides a lion or a tiger, would ever agree to or condone.
The catastrophic disaster of needlessly destroying thousands of animals, as a part of a so called happy celebration, that you are about to allow in Nepal, represents the worst kind of unnecessary cruelty and death to innocent vulnerable animals and is the worst thing for children to see, participate in, and think is okay.
Any mystical ancient Goddess worthy of worshipping would never condone or want this bloodbath to happen.
On Friday and Saturday, and especially during the night known as "Kal Ratri" or the "Dark Night", thousands of animals as well as sheep and ducks will be slaughtered across your nation.
Animals are killed in the smallest villages or in cities like Kathmandu, where the courtyard of the Taleju Temple, opened just once a year, will end up flowing with blood.
The dissenters are questioning both the scale and the methods of the killing.
An article in the Nepali Times weekly says most buffaloes, like smaller animals, are decapitated but the bigger ones are battered to death with a heavy hammer on the forehead.
A respected botanist, Dr Tirtha Shrestha - writing in the same paper -- says that in Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu, pigs are skinned alive and their beating hearts offered to the temple, while in a nearby village people tear apart a live goat.
He asks what kind of people take pleasure in such cruelty, even suggesting that a society which treats animals so brutally will be brutal to human beings too.
"Decapitating a buffalo or goat should not be the symbol of the Nepali civilization," he says. "Why are we exhibiting such cruelty, and how does this reflect on our society?"
What a wonderful experience for children to participate in. Just what Goddess Durga would want.
What could be better than teaching children the horrors of cruelty and death and the hell with kindness and life for animals?
Prime Minister Koirala, live animals are not feared demons and were not put on earth to be ruthlessly destroyed in a sadistic ritual because of your ridiculous and false interpretation of what Goddess Durga represents or should represent.
The following information taken off the Internet clearly reveals that the spiritual power of Goddess Durga would have nothing to do with destroying innocent vulnerable animals.
The Mother Goddess & Her Symbolism
Goddess Durga is the mother of the universe and believed to be the power behind the work of creation, preservation, and destruction of the world. Since time immemorial she has been worshipped as the supreme power of the Supreme Being and has been mentioned in many scriptures - Yajur Veda, Vajasaneyi Samhita and Taittareya Brahman.
One of the most famous Hindu leaders in history Mahatma Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way in which its animals are treated. To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being."
Using Gandhi's measuring stick would mean that the moral progress in Nepal is filling a very large toilet that is about to be flushed with the tortured and murdered flesh of innocent vulnerable animals. Great moral progess!!
Maybe your citizens should start worshipping the great warrior Attila The Hun who loved destroying humans and animals. The children of Nepal would love to watch Attila masscre animals. What better way to make men and woman out of boys and girls.
Before the mass murder of innocent animals begins soon please read the attached article.
When you are finished please ask your self if you really want to forge ahead with the brutal murders of innocent animals for absolutely no good reason or would you consider doing everything in your power to stop the meaningless destruction of life "as soon as possible."
Take heed. Karma is the law of action and reaction at work in the real and moral universe. Every thought, word, and action produces an effect that "REBOUNDS" on the person, or the culture that generated it, often referred to as karmic consequences.
Prime Minister Koirala, the choice is yours.
Cruelty and death or kindness and life.
For the sake of all animals.
Arthur Poletti USA
Those without wealth may one day prosper, but those without kindness are utterly and incurably poor.
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