The Indian state of Maharashtra bans beef. 5 years jail, Rs 10,000 fine for possession or sale.
Beef lovers in Maharashtra will now have to do without the red meat as President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 1995, nearly 19 years after the Maharashtra Assembly passed the Bill during the BJP-Shiv Sena rule in 1995.
The slaughter of cows was previously prohibited in the state under the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act of 1976. However, the passage of the new Act will ban the slaughter of bulls as well as bullocks, which was previously allowed based on a fit-for-slaughter certificate.
The new Act will, however, allow slaughter of water buffaloes, which provides carabeef — generally seen as an inferior quality meat that makes up only 25 per cent of the total beef market in the state. Beef traders claim the move will not only render thousands jobless, but will also drive up the cost of other meats in the state.
Source: Indian Express
When religion and politics are mixed, a totalitarian regime will eventually emerge. The present Hindu nationalist government in the state of Maharashtra being the last ugly example.
The BJP government have not criminalized the use of tobacco, alcohol or chemical subsides in food. But if you by chance have a piece of beef in your fridge, you can be persecuted and sent to five years in jail.
If this religious anti-beef movement managed to make their obsession into a national law in India, the former secular republic of India will be the first nation to persecute people for what they eat in their own kitchen. The nation will become a laughing stock all over world.
Hinduism is a tragedy for all cows. They can not object to people making them “gods”. The Hindu nationalists should face someone claiming that chicken’s are “gods”. And start to criminalize all makers of chicken curry . May be that will be a changemaker.
Written by Ivar
Holy cow that’s udder bull.
One should always be thankful to the animal and respectful to god for his provision,no animal on earth is a god,they are god’s creation an not one more important than the other ,The same goes for his children!!!!!
In what way are one not more important than the other?
We are all born of GOD,his creation,i am a ROM just as important as the JEW the AMERICAN etc it is mankind that devalue,s human life and animal not GOD ,He marks every sparrow,s fall
Then you’re saying a sparrow’s life is worth as much as yours? That sounds like some new age religion, not Christianity.
NO,what im saying is that a cow is no more a GOD or more sacred an animal that GOD value,s his whole creation,We humanity are the one,s that use and abuse animal,s and each other GOD did not want animal,s worshiped or sacrificed in his name,rather sacrifice of self remember the golden calf,the commandment,s.
You seem to take the sparrow,s fall literally,we are the sparrows ed,MATT;10;29-31
You said we are all equal. I asked in what way are we all equal. You said or implied we are all equal because we are all part of God’s creation. If all parts of God’s creation are equal, then logically, a sparrow is worth as much as a human. In Matt 10 they talk about dead sparrows, and those who kill the body but can’t kill the soul. So death makes us all equal? We’re all equally dead. So when to Pope or Obama say they are spreading equality around the world, what they mean is they are killing lots of people?
This was about the cow’s ,not the pope or obama reread matt 10;29-31,I did not say equal i said important as in all his animals as one entity his children as another ie,a chicken and a mouse is both as his creation,a black man and a white man both his creation it is we humanity that does not value,
Correct, as His children made in his image we rate higher, according to scripture. Those people seem to over-value the cows. But it’s nonsense to think all animals should have equal value, as if someone should value a slug as much as the family dog. All scripture really says about the animals is not to be cruel to them, or drink blood. That seems reasonable and sensible enough.
My mother taught me to respect all living thing’s as they were given to us as a gift of god,to not see the colour of the skin because underneath we are all the same
Respect the life that’s in them, make sure they’re dead before you eat them.