Nepal earthquake nature's retribution to animal slaughter, viral Facebook post claims

A viral Facebook post apparently claims that the magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Nepal was nature's retribution to an alleged animal slaughter.

Vasanth Krishna, whose FB profile shows he's a service associate at Amazon India, posted the following on his timeline last April 26:

I wonder why Human cries for Human only...So selfish ? So self centered ?...Just a month back there was a huge massacre for annual religious festival in Nepal.

More than 250,000 animals were lined up for slaughter as Nepal embarks on a two-day religious festival where buffalo, birds and goats were sacrificed to appease a Hindu goddess.

Millions of Hindus flocked to the ceremony, which are held every five years at the temple of Gadhimai, the goddess of power, in Bariyarpur, Nepal, near the Indian border.

The last time the festival was held, in 2009, more than 250,000 animals were killed, according to animal rights organisation PETA, who is campaigning to put a stop to the practice........This is most horrid procedure to please goddess.....The natural disaster is occurred just because of this sort of inhuman sacrifice in name of religious practice.

We should STOP it such abominable act immediately ...Live and Let others LIVE...Or else Mother NATURE will react very badly and she will not let you LIVE peacefully.....Everybody is Her child...............Pls. do not hurt anyone.....Hare Krishna....."

Krishna also attached alleged photos from the festival and horrifying pictures taken at the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake.

I wonder why Human cries for Human only...So selfish ? So self centered ?...Just a month back there was a huge massacre...

Posted by Vasanth Krishna on Sunday, April 26, 2015

The article already garnered more than 16,200 likes and over 29,300 shares as of this posting.

While most were shock with the revelation, some raised arguments on the issue. Here's a screenshot of the top comments:

Do you think the massive earthquake was Mother Nature's retribution to the alleged animal massacre in Nepal?