Centre's ban on sale of cow to slaughters is to cover up failures



Mysuru: Claiming that the NDA Government led by BJP at the Centre has racked up cow slaughter issue only to cover up its failures in last three years, Karnataka Minister for Animal Husbandry A Manju alleged today. Speaking to newsmen here, he said that the notification of prevention of cruelty to animals (Regulation of Livestock Market) Rules 2017 was not a new on the ban of sale of cow for slaughter, as an act on illegal cow slaughter was introduced decades ago in 1964. Alleging that the new set of rules will hurt of millions poor farmers and squeeze supplies to the country’s meat industry, he said the new rules will badly affect the farmers, because they will be deprived of a traditional source of income from selling non-mulching and aging cattle. The new rules instead of being farmer’s friendly is anti-farmer, he alleged. Accusing the centre of not consulting the states before the introduction of the new rules, he said that it would be very difficult as it is and called for a debate on the issue. The Minister warned moving the court in the interest of farmers if the Centre did not take into confidence all the states as required in a federal structure before introducing it.

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