This last weekend saw the Gadhimai festival in southern Nepal, an annual Hindu event that involves the ritual slaughter of hundreds of thousands of animals. Many people express outrage that such an event can take place… and then go off to a chicken BBQ, or
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In the United States, we slaughter enough animals to hold 25 festival slaughters the size of the Gahimai slaughter every day of the year. So, what kind of basis for moral outrage do we have here in the United States to condemn a the Gadhimai slaughter in Nepal?