By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : May 27, 2017, 08:35

Government bans sale of cows in animal market for slaughter

The government has banned the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter at animal markets, rules that will hurt millions of poor farmers and squeeze supplies to the country’s meat industry. Union Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment Harsh Vardhan said that the ministry has notified the 'Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017'. Harsh Vardhan said that this notification is to regulate the animal market and the sale of cattle thereby ensuring welfare of cattle dealt in market. Both seller and buyer have to ensure that the cattle has not been bought and sold in the market for slaughter purpose. Centre government has banned sale of cattle in animal markets for slaughter and livestock will only be sold to persons providing undertaking that the animals are bought for agricultural purpose after verifying revenue documents that purchaser is an agriculturist

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