TMC slams Centre for banning sale of cattle for slaughter

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the new rules are very "specific" and aim to regulate animal markets and sale of cattle.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:May 27, 2017 10:20 pm
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West Bengal government on Saturday criticised the Centre for banning sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter and said it cannot take such unilateral decision in a federal structure. “The Centre has not discussed the matter with us. Everybody knows our stand on this issue. Let us get the notification first, then we will decide our next course of action,” State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said.

The central government had yesterday banned the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter and prohibited practices which are cruel to animals including painting of horns and putting ornaments or decorative materials on them.

The environment ministry had notified the ‘Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017’ under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the new rules are very “specific” and aim to regulate animal markets and sale of cattle.

He clarified that the provisions only apply to animals in livestock markets and animals seized as case properties, adding these rules do not cover other areas. The rules also bar people from lifting an animal off the ground, other than poultry for weighing propose, dragging it along the ground, suspending it clear of the ground or tie up or muzzle any calf among others.

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    m.narasimhan
    May 28, 2017 at 12:11 am
    dear sir,lord buddha's taught us cruelty to every living being on earth is a sin&the athman in every life is of same size&the holy god of almighty let us enjoy with fruits&vegetables that cultivated on earth soil for which these cattles are helpers to farmers&still the bhodhi tree preaches the ahimsa or a word now courtesy with those golden thoughts lord buddha left his kingdom saw the sins people were unaware worked hard to bring coutecious in every hearts when say so not to eat the flesh which is devil&dragon but later our nation's father shri.mahathma ghandhi ji followed lord buddha's teachings with kindness to every living being that shouldn't suffer in the hands of rude thoughts which was praised throughout the world though left out with policy devision makers still followed by goodheated civilians even when hi was shot dead at his deathknell he calmly said not to hurt thus proved his ahimsa,even today his profile photos dignifies in courtrooms police station&govt.dept whatfor
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