Supreme Court too stays Centre’s cattle slaughter ban.
A cow gives milk only after it has given birth to a calf. A cow gives milk from the age of 3-4 years and lives till the age of 20-25 years. A farmer sells that when it becomes unproductive. Whoever buys , presumably buys it for slaughter house. In the absence of slaughtering house the number of unproductive cows and bull will increase to a staggering figure. This will positively add to cost of milk as the farmers will have to feed the unproductive cows till it dies.
The 10 million or so cattle that possibly end up at the abattoir every year. If they are not culled, farmers will simply let them loose in towns and cities.
Following the Madras high court’s similar action in May, the Supreme Court (SC) too on Tuesday ordered a three-month stay on the Centre’s rules banning the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter+ .
The SC forced the Centre to undertake before it that it would not implement their rules.
These orders staying the new ‘no slaughter’ regulations give some reprieve to butchers’ business across the country. Meat suppliers had already planned to petition the Supreme Court about the huge setback to their businesses with the new Central rules.
On May 23, the Centre had issued new rules banning the sales of cattle for slaughter.
A week later, the Madurai bench of the Madras high court stayed this ‘slaughter ban’ for four weeks.
The government added that it is listening to various organisations that are against these new rules. And that it plans to bring changes in the rules by August end.