Some may be wondering, especially readers from the west, why we are obsessed in our stand against the new rule in India against the slaughter of cattle. In this age of climate change, when most conscious people are moving to vegetarianism why the hell in India people are demanding beef, is a legitimate question.
Here are some clarifications. Most of the beef produced in India are reared by homestead farmers unlike industrial scale beef factories in the west. Just imagine the way the West used to eat meat 100-150 years ago before industrial farming became the order of the day. In India beef is the main source of protein for the poorest of the poor.
Just at look at these figures.. Livestock controls close to a quarter of the agriculture gross domestic product (GDP). In 2010-11, it generated outputs worth Rs 3, 40,500 crore (at current prices). This was 28 per cent of the agriculture GDP and about 5 per cent of the country’s GDP. Beef Ban will kill 5 % of GDP! Look how ridiculous it is! It will impoverish the lowest of the low in Indian economic ladder and push millions of farmers into suicide.
To put things into perspective, in 1933 Hitler outlawed kosher slaughter in Germany. The current government in India by Bharatiya Janata Party and their parent organisation openly draw inspiration from Hitler and Mussolini.
I hope you get the point.
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