Centre examining issues raised by states on ban of cattle selling for slaughter: Venkaiah Naidu
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 31-May-2017

New Delhi, May 31: Sometimes we human loss our humanity and our cruelty reach extreme point.  To prevent that cruelty, Union Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change banned the sale of cattle for slaughter in open markets all across India. But some states have raised issues against the decision. Kerala started the protest and after that Bengal, Puducherry, Tripura also raised voice against the ban. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that the Centre is examining "issues" raised by states and some organizations on the recent ban.

Supreme Court and a parliamentary committee made some observations on preventing cruelty to animals. There are other problems also- like smuggling, cross-border illegal transfer of cattle. In that context, the ban was notified. Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the notification banned sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter.

Kerala CM Pinyari Vijayan sent letters to all state to start a protest against the decision. Mamata Banerjee termed the ban as “unconstitutional” and “imposed”. Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy said Puducherry would not ban the sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets. Many political parties claimed it is an "ill-advised" move which will widen the "terrorism" by cow vigilantes. Environment Ministry has said they received several representations on the ban on sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter. They are studying those representations.