NEW DELHI – India has banned on Friday the sale and purchase of the cow from the markets for slaughtering purposed across the country.
The Environment Ministry notified on Friday that the stringent Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, The Hindu reported.
“No person shall bring a cattle to an animal market unless upon arrival he has furnished a written declaration signed by the owner of the cattle — stating the name and address of the owner of the cattle, with a copy of the photo identification proof,” the notice read, as quoted by Tribune.
The notification bound member-secretary the animal market to ensure no one brings animal to market for slaughtering purpose.
It should be noticed that in March 84 percent of Indian states prohibit the slaughter of Cow, 99.38 percent people residing in these territories.