PETA demands protection of animals in 'tabelas'

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Mumbai, May 28 (UNI) People for Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA), an NGO working for welfare of animals, today demanded protection for cows and buffaloes from abuse in city's cowsheds on the ocassion of World Milk Day.

PETA chairperson Anuradha Swahny said the conditions of cows and buffaloes in the city's tabelas were 'disgaceful' and recently while the NGO had conducted an investigation in this regard, they found that most of the cows, raised for the dairy industry, were confined to filthy, crowded sheds and denied everything that was natural and important to them.

She said they (the animals) were often chained by the neck in narrow stalls and injected hormones to produce more milk. Regular exposure to such drugs causes severe stomach cramps among the animals and quickly wears out their bodies, which is illegal.

In this regard, PETA had asked the Maharashtra government to take action to save milch animals, who are being abused by the industry in Mumbai.

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