Union Environment Ministry bans sale of cattle for slaughter

Union Environment Ministry bans sale of cattle for slaughter

The central government has banned the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, last month, had pitched an all-India law against cow slaughter, and had urged cow protection groups to abide by the law while welcoming the cause of protecting cows. The present notification has been issued by the Environment Ministry under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

The notification has described the "animal market" as a market place or sale-yard to which animals are brought from other places and exposed for sale or auction and includes any lairage adjoining a market or a slaughterhouse. A number of practices including disfigurement of animals, branding, castration, forcing animals to perform unnatural acts such as dancing, putting ornaments on animals etc. are prohibited under the Rules.

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 notification says that the cattle can not be sold for slaughter through cattle markets. The court then directed the Government of India to regulate live animal markets. Now, both seller and buyer will have to furnish identity and ownership documents.

These new rules may make it all the more hard for cattle traders to buy and sell cattle.

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"The purchaser of the cattle shall not sell the animal for goal of slaughter, follow the state cattle protection or preservation laws, not sacrifice the animal for any religious objective, not sell the cattle to a person outside the state without the permission among others", the notification said. Further it also states that young and unfit animals can not be sold.

There are also extensive conditions to ensure that smuggling of cattle is checked.

CPI (M) State secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said the ban on cattle slaughter would lead to communal friction, affect the livelihood of millions and impact on the agricultural economy. No animal market will now be able to run without approval of district animal market committee to be headed by a magistrate and having two representatives of government-approved animal welfare groups.

The rules, to be implemented in next three months, introduce lot of paper work for cow traders who are mostly poor and illiterate. The inspector can mark any animal unfit for sale.

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