Sneha’s Care seeks to make long-term gains for animals by advocating for humane laws, policies, and regulations. Sneha’s Care engages dedicated staff, volunteers, and legal advisors to advocate for animal-friendly legislation and policy with local, state, and federal government. Through this program, we develop and draft animal welfare-related guidelines, standards, and policies in collaboration with different government agencies and initiate its implementation. As there is no animal welfare act in Nepal, this program has been creating a road map for the Welfare Act. We also create informational materials and campaigns to raise public awareness on various topics such as: reporting animal abuse and neglect, the benefits of spay and neutering, adopting from responsible shelters, and the importance of preventive veterinary care.
Gadhimai festival is a sacrificial ceremony that is held every 5 years at the Gadhimai Temple of Bariyarpur, in Bara District, about 200 Km south of the capital Kathmandu, and about 7 km east of headquarter of Bara district Kalaiya city, in southern Nepal, near the Indo-Nepal border, adjacent to Bihar. It is primarily celebrated by the people of Nepal & India. Until the event in 2014, the event involved the large-scale sacrificial slaughter of animals including water buffaloes, goats, chickens, and pigeons – with the goal of pleasing Gadhimai, the goddess of power. People also offer coconuts, sweets, red color clothes, etc.
Sneha’s care advocates for bloodless Gadhimai and make individual aware that religious activities can be carried out without causing harm to animals.