Joanna Lumley calls for ban on sacrifice By Sunny Pradhan for The Cinema Times on Sunday Actress Joanna Lumley protest against the “Gadhimai” slaughter festival where around 2,50,000 animals are killed. Nepalese festival ‘Gadhimai’ last took place in 2009. It is celebrated every five years in Bara District of Nepal. The terrified animals include buffalo, goats, chicken and pigs. The festival has continued for 250 years. The festival is organized to honour the Hindu Goddess “Gadhimai”. The last Gadhimai festival that took place in 2009, Nepal government donated more than £36,000.