Central govt to roll back ‘ban on sale of cattle for slaughter’!!!!!; heres why it could be
After receiving feedback from several states on the issue, the central government may finally roll back the contentious ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets.
It may be mentioned that the ministry had notified the stringent Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, banning the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter.
The rules define cattle as a bovine animal including bulls, bullocks, cows, buffaloes, steers, heifers and calves and camels. They also prohibit establishment of an animal market in a place which is situated within 25 kilometres from any state border and within 50 kilometres from any international border.
The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court had stayed the cattle slaughter rules in May, and had asked the state and central government to reply to a PIL petition filed before it.
Then in July, the Supreme Court had said that the Madras High Court’s stay on central government’s notification regarding sale of cattle for slaughter will continue and will cover the entire country.>