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Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals must to regulate cattle markets

NAGPUR: In the absence of Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in the districts of Vidarbha, the new rules announced by the environment ministry banning sale of cattle for slaughter at markets cannot be implemented in full force. The rules, called the Regulation of Livestock Market Rules, which are framed under the Prevention […]

New cattle rules will help farmers: Animal Welfare Board of India

NAGPUR: The environment ministry has framed new rules for regulating animal markets and banning sale of cattle for slaughtering through these markets. Though the new rules are expected to hit the farmers hard, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) states that they will be benefited in the long-run. Board member NG Jayasimha, who was […]

Govt says rules to protect animals, will consider suggestions

Representative ImageOpening a small window for negotiation, the Centre on Saturday said the focus of the rules under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act was to protect beasts from cruelty and not to regulate the trade in cattle for slaughter houses. The government also said it was willing to get representations against certain provisions […]

SDPI takes strong exception to Centre’s ban on sale of bovines at animal markets

New Delhi, 27 May 2017: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has taken strong exception to the Central Government’s notification banning the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter at animal markets across India while allowing only farmland owners to trade at animal markets. The notification covers bulls, bullocks, cows, buffaloes, steers, heifers and […]

Kerala: SFI protests against cattle slaughter ban by eating beef

Kerala [India], May 27, (ANI): Students’ Federation of India (SFI) on Saturday staged a protest in Kerala against ban on the sales of cattle for slaughter by eating beef outside University College, Trivandrum. Similar fest was also organised at different locations across Kerala. After the Centre announced strict rules prohibiting sale of animals for slaughter or […]

New rules would help plug gap of regulate animal markets

An animal protection body today said there was no process earlier to regulate animal markets but the new rules on cattle slaughter would help plug that gap. Animal Equality which conducted a nationwide study of cattle markets also “exposed” the “horrific” cruelty inflicted on cattle in them. The Ministry of Environment and Forests notified the […]

Slaughter animals to be bought from farms: Centre

NEW DELHI: While ban on sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets being criticized by various groups, the Centre Saturday said that animal for slaughter will have to be bought from the farmers at the farms and the livestock markets are intended to become hubs for trade for animal for agriculture through this process. […]

India’s Muslim meat traders plan legal action over new rules

Indian meat traders plan to take the government to court over new rules banning the trading of cattle including buffalo for slaughter, calling it a move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration to hurt the business run mainly by Muslims. The environment ministry said this week that animal markets will only be able to trade […]

CPI-M slams government over ban on selling animals for slaughter

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The CPI-M on Saturday termed the Environment Ministry’s ban of sale of cattle for slaughter an attempt to provide a “legal cover” to its communal agenda, and demanded the notification’s withdrawal. “The notification of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change that bans sale of cattle for slaughter is […]

Meat curbs shadow on milk supply – Move anti-farmer because it makes cattle rearing tougher, say meat sellers; Violates right to food, says Left

New Delhi, May 26: The government’s ban on cattle and buffalo sales for slaughter in animal markets will hurt not just meat sellers but also farmers across communities and could spark a milk shortage, meat dealers today said. “This is a very impractical move. It is totally anti-farmer,” said Yusuf Quraishi, president of the Uttar […]

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