Fri, 24 May 2024 Today's Paper

Petition against animal sacrifice

28 August 2012 11:32 am - 29     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A group of Buddhist monks who were petitioners in a case filed against the rituals of animal sacrifice at the Sri Bhadra Kali Amman Kovil at Munneshwaram is talking with a lawyer near the Supreme Court complex.
Pix by Nisal Baduge

  Comments - 29

  • sss Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:48 PM

    Well said!!

    Aseni Friday, 13 October 2017 10:25 AM

    We all are afraid of pain and death. It is not common for only human. I suggest everyone should think and imagine on how me, myself would feel, if the same act of killing committed to me by someone else behalf of faith in god.For a human being who has faith in god may sometimes feel slight happiness that I have sacrificed myself for god whom I am believe in, but for an animal who doesn't know anything about a god, whose only happiness is to live, food and sex, feel this only as fear, cruelty and may be wandering what’s the wrong I have done for them.Buddhist attitudes towards animal sacrifice

    Kangaroo Wednesday, 29 August 2012 07:55 AM

    Hey fool dont you eat meat?
    if killing is wrong eating it is also is wrong . God has created everything for us there is a balance in everything .

    Sarneris Wednesday, 29 August 2012 03:27 AM

    How come no one talks about fish?

    Probably a thousand fish has to loose their lives to make one kg of haal messo or koonisoo.

    So let us start protesting about the activity that kills the largest number of lives, and not the largest of lives.

    Mohammed Tuesday, 28 August 2012 06:08 PM

    Cause it is a minority community affair, they want to correct them. What about fisheries. It is silly.

    Ravi Tuesday, 28 August 2012 06:01 PM

    If people want to meet and meet and meet that is a good thing Nalaka. Where did you learn english?

    AKON Tuesday, 28 August 2012 05:54 PM

    If a person eats on time and just dont do anything will result in such things.. fist you must teach them what to be protested and what not,because aliya eheta penena neti minissunta kohomada miyawa paene ??? isnt it a joke..??

    Keera Lover Tuesday, 28 August 2012 05:24 PM

    I am going to petition against the killing of plants for food. Why should one prefer one life form over another?

    Apsara Tuesday, 28 August 2012 05:22 PM

    Humans killing other animals whether it is sacrificial
    or for consumption is no acceptable. Whatever anyone has
    to say Homosapiens have the highest intelligence and
    no one can deny that animals are living creatures.
    They feel the same pain as humans. I hope the courts
    see the humane side. It's not about been vegetarian or
    about your personal feelings about Sri Lanka's human rights.
    It is barbaric !

    richardson Tuesday, 28 August 2012 04:26 PM

    Get a life you little Achari, you have below average intelligence.

    Please do not comment on this kind of issues.This is a serious issue.and too much for you.

    nalaka Tuesday, 28 August 2012 02:43 PM

    all these comments show how greedy people are for meet most sri lankans only want meet meet and meet how sad

    rehan Tuesday, 28 August 2012 02:01 PM


    Achari Tuesday, 28 August 2012 11:40 AM

    Way the Humans are killed there is no one go to Supreme Court in this Buddhist country. Then What for animals??????

    Shehan Jayawardene Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:37 PM

    Aiyo say that if they ban the selling of meat in Sri Lanka, the killing of animals will stop how come the killing of human beings goes on unabated in this country even though there is a death penalty against murder???

    Ghost Whisperer Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:26 PM

    Why no petitions against raping women and burning bodies in broad day light?

    Imran Hussein Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:40 PM

    Close down all Toursit hotels too, they dont fit out culture and by the way how many kilos of meat delivered to the Temple tress every day?

    Minister Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:10 PM

    What about killing chicken and selling elsewhere? Isn't that killing too?

    Fairose Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:16 PM

    One has to "Kill" for other to "Eat", You cannot make an 'Omelette' without breaking the egg.

    A Ahamed Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:03 PM

    Why they are not interested to fight against Liqur Shops, Human killing, child rape cases and other corruptions prevailing in the country really seems to be just against minority business

    Lucifer Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:06 PM

    Are you a veggie? & haven't you killed even a mosquito or an ant?

    Yehiya Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:08 PM

    What about dengue mosquitto. That also have right to live.

    NS Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:46 PM

    also this petition for Mahiyangana Veddas..!

    Dalu Banda Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:26 PM

    kam you are very silly, carnivores animals kill to eat for survival. The animal sacrifices are for a non- existing cruel mythological devil and should be condemned by any civilized world. If you want to kill and eat, please do so. Please also keep it in the mind that the stuff you eat in the night, will go to toilet in next morning.

    dias Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:05 PM

    ban selling meat items in Sri-Lanka. Then has to stop killing automatically.

    sltk2004 Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:08 PM

    An animal killing an animal is one thing. Do you want the humans also to behave like animals. May be you're not aware of them, but there are several laws related to killing animal for food. Besides the legal aspects another point is whether these killings should be done in the presence of kids etc...

    kam Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:03 PM

    What are you going to do about the carnivores in the jungle? Get rid of them? Because they kill other animals in a cruel way.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment