Nepal Runs Out Of Goats To Sacrifice

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Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu, has run out of goats to sacrifice just days before the country’s biggest religious festival of the year.The government has been forced to send officials into the countryside to look for animals to help ease the shortage in Kathmandu.Goats and other animals are ritually slaughtered and eaten during the Hindu festival of Dashain to appease the goddess of power, Durga.

Bijaya Thapa, deputy general manager at the Nepal Food Corporation, said: “Kathmandu city faces a shortage of goats during the festival, which always brings a high demand for goat meat.”We are bringing goats in to ease the supply and to control dramatic price hikes.”
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