Inside the world's biggest animal slaughter

November 29, 2014 4:53 PM

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Inside the world's biggest animal slaughter

The world's biggest animal slaughter is once again under way. The Guardian and Al Jazeera report on the weeks-long festival, which takes place every five years in the Nepalese village of Bariyapur.

The killing takes place over just two days, in this case, Friday and Saturday: Hindus armed with curved kukri knives kill mass quantities of animals—as varied as buffaloes, goats, and rats—in honor of Gadhimai, the goddess of power.

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