Bhubaneswar,November 6(Odisha.in) Maneka Gandhi led People for Animals have expressed apprehensions that there will be mass killing of animals at Dakhinakali Temple on November 9 Secretary People’s for Animals (PFA) Jiban Das has urged the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to intervene in the matter.
PFA has also expressed worry over the mass killing of goats during the Durga Puja. More than 15,000 goats were sacrificed in the state out of which at least 10,000 were butchered at Manikeswari Temple in Bhawanipatna.
Similarly though Khurda district authorities promised to stop animal sacrifice, on Dasahara 273 goats and 2 buffalos were sacrificed at Bhagabati Pitha at Banapur.
Das said that in 2006 the temple authority of Dakhinkali committed not to go for sacrifice but they fail to keep their promise. So this year also there will be animal sacrifices in the temple during Kali Puja, allege the animal activist. Das has pointed out that the district administration has enough power to stop animal sacrifice by ensuring