Maneka Gandhi lauds govt’s new rules on cattle slaughter

The women and child development minister said ailing and unhealthy cattle also reach the markets but the new rule will ensure that such things don't happen

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:May 27, 2017 10:44 pm
maneka gandhi, cattle slaughter, cattle slaughter ban, cattle sale ban, beef ban, animals rights, sale of cattle for slaughter, india news, latest news The women and child development minister said ailing and unhealthy cattle also reach the markets but the new rule will ensure that such things don’t happen

Union minister Maneka Gandhi today lauded the government’s move to ban sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets. “Animal markets were started for farmers so that they could sell their cattle to other farmers. So if I have a cow and a calf and I don’t want to keep the calf, then I can sell it in the market,” Gandhi, who is also an animal rights activist, said.

“This mechanism was only for farmers. Since last 15 years it has become only for butchers who pretend to be farmers and purchase cattle from the market. They buy 80 to 90 heads of cattle and carry it in their trucks and eventually slaughter the animals,” she said.

The women and child development minister said ailing and unhealthy cattle also reach the markets but the new rule will ensure that such things don’t happen.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests notified the stringent Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 on May 25, banning the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter.

Sources in the Ministry of Environment and Forests said it was Gandhi’s People for Animals which urged the former environment minister Anil Madhav Dave to sign the notification.

Gandhi said strict monitoring would ensure that no animals were bought for slaughter through livestock markets, but were sourced directly from farms, so that its provenance can be traced and safety can be ensured.

“The government has reinforced an already existing law and it is for the betterment of the farmers,” she said, referring to the PCA Act which ensures protection for all animals.

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    Ash
    May 28, 2017 at 1:34 am
    It is not surprising.She has always shown that she values animal lives over human lives.That is why we have so many dogs on the streets of daily.Daily these dogs are attacking ,biting people.So often I have seen people turning back on seeing pack some distance away.This usually happens with girls and women.
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    m.narasimhan
    May 28, 2017 at 12:48 am
    dear sir,after the partisan from india indians followed strictvegetarianism but existing some stan returned mingled with indians slowly pulled farmers at their sides to get cattles for a cheaper price started actions in markets to mint money when they no land to farming they killed cattles to full their stomach that cultivated a habbit in indians minds when in before no indian would go for flesh of cattles except fishing in riverbeds,now bringing all for castes sake a very big export to their countries this cattle flesh trade conquerring which shows their money minting technics&india&indians especially farmers took the stake &accustomed sel to slaughter houses to grow rich as black marketers,indians always worship cattles if we see ancient m cipts temples dooms&kopurams one can see statue of cattles each corners even researchers revealed cancer diesed spreads across everywhere only through flesh of the cattles&though machines preoccupied in farming still 'the livecattleshelp
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