AR-News: (India) 200 buffaloes sacrificed in Tamil Nadu temple

Animalara2003 at Animalara2003 at
Sat Jun 12 13:43:55 EDT 2004
Chennai, June 12 (IANS) :

Ritualistic killing of animals has returned to Tamil Nadu despite a law 
against it with devotees sacrificing more than 200 buffaloes in a temple, 600 km 
south of here. 

The offering was made Friday in the temple of Kaliamman, a fiery Hindu 
goddess, in Karur district apparently for a good summer crop, without allowing the 
media to witness it.

The ceremony is performed in the temple in Kulakkaranpatti village once in 
seven years. The last one was in 1997 when 1,000 buffaloes were killed.

The state government had clamped down on such rituals in August 2003 strictly 
implementing a 1950 law against ritualistic killing of animals.

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