Kathmandu Films worked with ARM Investigation of the USA for the detailed research of places in Nepal and India to investigate more regarding Animal Rights Abuse. The project was carried out from 2015 to 2017.
For this project, we had the role of going in as undercover investigators and had to implement a research and photo/video documentation in India (Sonpur & Jaipur) and in Nepal (Birgunj); where animal rights were violated. We concluded that most mass slaughters were due to festivals, religious activities and financial benefits. It was utterly heartbreaking to see large numbers of animals being caged, sold and slaughtered. We figured out the illegal trade of animals, their parts and captured them through photo and video documentation.
We faced various problems locally including the unions and government bodies that did not cooperate with us and were aggressive in certain situations. Even the policemen would not follow the law but blindly support their own beliefs from their ‘religion’. Other than that, working on the river of blood and high temperature that went up to 45 degrees (Celsius) was really tough. However, the end of illegal animal trading and slaughtering to some extent based on our research was rewarding enough for us. It is a project we are extremely proud of during our long journey in the filming industry.