Hindu Sacrifice of 250,000 animals begin
I always enjoy reading about these sorts of things from a variety of different news sources.  For instance, The Hindu estimates 3 to 5 hundred thousand animals will be sacrificed, and reports that about 80% of the people who attend the festival will travel from India.   


I first heard about this practice from Hindu friends, and since then I've followed the debate with interest.  If I understand correctly, part of this is a caste issue as well - the lower castes still participate in these types of activities, whereas the upper caste Hindus tend not to.  Marc alluded to that a bit.

Most of the Hindus I have known tend to agree with this line of argument:


Another similar view from a mainstream Indian newspaper:



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Re: Hindu Sacrifice of 250,000 animals begin - by Historian - 11-26-2009, 01:10 AM

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