The Indian court said:
"A startling revelation has been made … thousands of animals are sacrificed every year in the name of worship".
"Sacrifice causes immense pain and suffering to innocent animals. They cannot be permitted to be sacrificed to appease a god or deity in a barbaric manner".
"No person will sacrifice any animal in any place of worship. It includes adjoining lands and buildings".
Source: The Guardian, Tuesday 2 September 2014