Cattle sale norms based on SC order of 2016

NEW DELHI: The notification from the Ministry of Environment prohibiting the sale of livestock for slaughter or slaughter in livestock markets is based on the order of the Supreme Court in July last year, when the highest court had ordered the establishment of the Rules of the 1960 Act on the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals stop cross-border animal trafficking and protect animals against cruelty.
It all began with a lawsuit filed by animal rights activists Gauri Maulekhi in 2014, drawing the attention of the SC in cattle smuggling large-scale Nepal to be sacrificed to Gadhimai. The festival is celebrated every five years in the village of Bariyarpur where more than five lakh animals died in two days, making it the largest animal slaughter in the world.
Maulekhi, Maneka Gandhi board member, People for Animals (PFA), had requested the intervention of SC so that cross-border traffic could be disrupted with the involvement of various agencies, including border guards Police State, and livestock was available to farmers at reasonable prices for agriculture.
The court then approved an order of July 13, 2015, to establish guidelines to prevent the animals eviction against India for the festival and create a committee in charge of the Director General of Sahastra Seema Bal. The group presented a list of 20 recommendations, paving the way for South Carolina for the final order of July 12 last year asking the Ministry to establish standards under section 38 of the 1960 Act.
The fact that the new rules are a long time ago told TOI Maulekhi on Tuesday that the measure could save livestock cruelty, eliminate illegal sale and smuggling and to help farmers who can now buy livestock for Agricultural purposes. Animal markets, which were “agricultural markets” became “butcher markets in recent years.” The result is that there are more animals to buy from farmers. Prices have been raised by butchers and not a farmer wants an Animal for ploughing can afford. More small farmers are bankrupt because they can not afford the mechanical means. ”
In declaring that the new rules have returned the hope of small and marginalized farmers, Maulekhi said: “The price will fall and small farmers will give them back, they recover some kind of wealth.”

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