New Policies Towards Animal Cruelty Improve The Stake For India’S Red Meat Wars

Existing animal slaughter rules – set by Indian states – reflect this diversity in diets.
So when India’s Ministry of Environment issued new rules recently about animal cruelty in livestock markets, much of it was welcome.
Critics of the new rules see them as banning cattle slaughter through the backdoor.
The new rules forbid the selling of cattle, including cows, calves, bullocks and buffalos at livestock markets for slaughter.
New Rules Against Animal Cruelty Raise The Stake For India’s Beef WarsEnlarge this image toggle caption Allison Joyce/Getty Images Allison Joyce/Getty ImagesWalk through any meat market in India, and you’ll see chickens cooped up in tiny cages, squished together in their own waste.

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