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In Nepal Men rip live goats to pieces during festival

These barbaric and shocking photos were published despite uproar from animal rights activists trying to get it banned.

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Shocking images from a barbaric Nepalese festival which sees a live goat ripped apart by villagers' bare hands and teeth have been published.

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Men tear live goats apart during Nepalese festival play

Men tear live goats apart during Nepalese festival

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These barbaric and shocking photos were published despite uproar from animal rights activists trying to get it banned.

Men tear live goats apart during Nepalese festival play

Men tear live goats apart during Nepalese festival

(misspetite)

 

The photographs taken from this year's Deopokhari festival show children looking on as villagers tear at the live baby goat as part of the horrific annual competition.

Men tear live goats apart during Nepalese festival play

Men tear live goats apart during Nepalese festival

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The 900-year-old festival is held every year in August, in the village of Khokana, one of the oldest villages in the Kathmandu Valley in central Nepal.

Men tear live goats apart during Nepalese festival play

Men tear live goats apart during Nepalese festival

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Animal rights campaigners have branded the celebration 'barbaric', as part of the ceremony sees a young female goat brutally sacrificed.

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