Buffaloes likely to be removed from ‘no slaughter’ list

The government is likely to exempt buffaloes from the 'no slaughter' list.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published:May 29, 2017 8:34 pm

 

Buffalo meat, Buffalo meat India, beef exports, India beef exports, Brazil beef exports, carabeef, India carabeef exports, India news, Indian Express To ensure the rules are implemented, undertakings would have to be taken in the market by the ‘District Animal Market Monitoring Committee’ at the district level and the ‘Animal Market Committee’ at the local level.

In the wake of stiff opposition from some states, including Kerala, the central government is said to be having a rethink on its order restricting the sale of animals, including cows and buffaloes. The government is likely to exempt buffaloes from the ‘no slaughter’ list, an official said on Monday.

“We have received some representations over the list of animals included (in the new cattle slaughter rules). We are working on it,” A.N. Jha, Secretary in the Union Environment Ministry, told IANS. The Union Environment Ministry on May 26, modified the rules to prevent cruelty to animals, making it mandatory to ensure that cattle are not bought or sold for slaughtering.

The list of animals that cannot be bought or sold for slaughter through cattle markets includes cows, bulls, buffaloes, heifers, calves and camels.  However, a day after notifying the modifications, the ministry said that the animals for the purpose of slaughtering could be procured directly from the farmers at their respective farms. After notifying the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules-2017, the ministry clarified that the aim was to regulate the animal market and prevent cruelty to animals.

To ensure the rules are implemented, undertakings would have to be taken in the market by the ‘District Animal Market Monitoring Committee’ at the district level and the ‘Animal Market Committee’ at the local level.

Ever since the notification of the modified rules, there have been widespread protests against the new norms in various states, especially Kerala. Youth Congress activists took to the streets in the state, but caused outrage by publicly slashing the head of an ox during one such protest.  The state’s ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist held over 300 “beef festivals” across Kerala where cooked beef was freely served. Kerala is one of the states in the country where cow slaughter is not banned.

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    rajan
    May 30, 2017 at 4:34 am
    The great Mahatma G-an-dhi who himself was against cow slaughter had long ago said that Cow protection committees in fact promote Cow kil . The more you force such steps the greater is the resistance but then he was a visionary and a sage. He had also stated that the government which governs least governs best. Now, you cannot expect such sagacity from this dispensation which preaches Ga-n-dhi but practices Godse.
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      Tushar
      May 30, 2017 at 5:28 am
      Sir it's about buffaloes .either u are own wrong page or U re not wearing ur spec ..enuff man ... If it's all about love for animals they could have banned goat also and hen too... Note one thing I'm ur mind .. no body slaughters vow as beef ..it's bulls and buffaloes ... Cows give milk it s not slauhhtered
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      Kumar
      May 30, 2017 at 1:10 am
      Hello readers and writers Could someone convince me how one gets more protein by kil a buffalo than from the milk one would get during the life time of it? Buffalo can thrive on grass, bush and plants that grow abundantly in land, pond, lake etc. If properly planned we would derive much more economic & health benefit from a buffalo & cow when alive than getting meat by kil these. Now cow & buffalo meat are specially bad for human heart because of heavy c sterol which block artery. It is proven. Goat meat has less c sterol than cow and buffalo meat and it should not be taken much either for health reason. Chicken has the least c sterol of these four types of meat. Fish is the best for heart. Milk is much more beneficial than meat. The digestive problem can be avoided by taking it in the form of yogurt. However, cow meat has a growth hormone that promotes human growth. It can be consumed moderately up to 16 years of age and stopped thereafter to prevent bad affects.
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        sk
        May 30, 2017 at 4:39 am
        Educate about this first to your Hindu brethren who kill and eat buffaloes, goats, pigs, sheep, chicken, fish and other animals with relish.
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          Tushar
          May 30, 2017 at 5:30 am
          Google instead of playing drama and acting as if u are slaughtered ..sympathy seeker ..
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          Antony
          May 30, 2017 at 12:37 am
          Ha HA communal illiterate sanghis have caste discrimination in animals too because buffalo is Black !! so it can be killed ??
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            lafanga
            May 30, 2017 at 12:34 am
            Thanks to Jinnah we can enjoy beef burgers and steaks in stan without having any fear of these thugs running around to lynch us. Thank you thank you and thank you Jinnah.
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              lafanga
              May 30, 2017 at 12:32 am
              What's the difference between a buffalo and cow other than skin colour? These RSS hypocrites rile up against cow slaughter but don't mind buffalo slaughter. They only oppose Muslims if they want to slaughter cows. Other than that they have no issue with cow or buffalo slaughter. Modi himself will dine on beef steak if there was money to be made from it. He happily exports beef all over the world. Just a bunch of hypocrites.
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                Sydu
                May 29, 2017 at 11:47 pm
                GOVT HAVE NO RIGHT TO STOP THE FOODs i.e., Meat FOR PUBLIC, THIS IS THE CHOICE OF PUBLIC. IF ANY GOVT IS STOPPING MEANING, GOVT WANT TO GO AGAINST SECULARISM. AND IT'S DANGEROUS FOR THE NATION. Therefore GOVT must rethink before implement the Law. Jai Hind
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                  harun
                  May 29, 2017 at 11:09 pm
                  As the said Order relates to Animal cruelty as made out by BJP Spokesperson.Then ban of goat/Lamb/chicken must be done as well.How is there any difference in the way these animals are treated when compared to Cow or Buffaloe.As worse or even more.The rights of the animals is violated and Openly.The Govt must ban Milk as well,Oxytocin injected to Milch Cows is no news but a age old practice.The injections are sold across counters ,without doing anything on this the Govt has used the Cruelty Act to please its voter.Sad but a sad truth
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                    stranger
                    May 29, 2017 at 9:44 pm
                    no exception should be made, cruelty cannot be exempted. even goats should be included in the list. govt shouldn't blink. the rule doesn't forbid slaughter but only cruel treatment of animals and as a result cruel people like we seen in kerala are protesting.
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