One of the worst cruelties of mankind
Each year the villagers of
Nem Thuong near Hanoi, brutally slaughter a pig and smear their banknotes
with its blood in the belief that it will bring them luck. The festival is
held on the sixth day of the first month of the lunar calendar to worship
the village's deity Doan Thuong. In 2013, this slaughter is due to take
place on Feb 15th.
The festival is known as the most brutal in the
country and is condemned by many within Vietnam and internationally. The pig
is strapped to a cradle and paraded through the village before being
brutally slaughtered. The pig is cut in two pieces while fully conscious.
The Asia for Animals Coalition has started a campaign against this
Here people can send their protests to more than 80 embassies. It would
be great, if you would spread this information and campaign Link.
There are also two petitions on this case: