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Are You Aware Of The Condition Of Cows In India? 

Among one of the most controversial matters in the country is the topic of Cattle Slaughtering.In a country where cattle is considered pivotal for both, mythological and economic necessity, it is also a good source of meat religiously in several sections. There are some regions where cattle is considered as next to God while there are states where cattle slaughtering is legal.In all such critical debates of being right and wrong, there are individuals and organizations that are working hard to protect the cattle, especially cows. They are providing sustainable food and maintaining hygienic surroundings for them. Several steps are being taken in order to encourage and inform people about the significance of cows in the country. So, how about we begin with learning about the situation of the cattle market in India and then about the steps taken to protect the cows.

Did you know that Indian cattle market is a $4 billion industry?

According to ABC news, Indian cattle market is a $4 billion industry as it is one of the world's biggest beef exporters. But now, the country is dealing with tough time as the government has banned the sale of cattle, including cows and buffaloes, for slaughter across the country. 

As per the current meat export policy in India, the export of beef is prohibited.

Even the bone in meat, carcass, half carcass of buffalo is illegal and is not allowed to be exported. Just the boneless meat of buffalo, meat of goat, sheep, and birds are permitted for export. 

What does Article 48 of the Constitution of India instruct?

It mandates the state to prohibit the slaughter of cows, calves, & other milch and draught cattle. There are total 24 out of 29 states in India that still prohibit the slaughter or sale of cows.

List of the places where cow slaughter is lawful.

According to News18, Kerala, West Bengal and North-eastern states such as Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, and Sikkim are the states where cow slaughter is not illegal. But is it really acceptable? Is it really not cruel to end someone's life just to fulfill our needs which are as temporary as our deeds? Of course, it is... But who is there to end all these unfortunate miseries from this very fortunate world? These innocent creatures need our help, and there are people and organisations taking crucial steps to protect them. 

#1 In India, we have gaushalas protecting the cows.

Gaushala, a shelter designed for a large number of cows who are past the age where they can deliver milk and have a few years of life remaining. Rather than having the non-milking cows slaughtered (according to current practices), gaushalas provide the cows a nourishment and friendly sustainable living in clean and hygienic surroundings. 

#2 And then there is also an initiative called as e-Gaushala.

e-Gaushala is a new online concept which enables donors (volunteers) from anywhere in the world to easily contribute to various gaushalas in India and elsewhere, all in just a click. Better yet, as a donor, you can use the interactive map system inbuilt in the website to find and view a gaushala, either virtually or in person, and see firsthand the impact you are making.

#3 This very online concept of gaushalas also have a team of dedicated doctors. 

The team of the doctors at the gaushalas believes in 'From Hurt, To Healed'. The firm also published its rescue stories where it protected the cows.   

#4 Usage of pure cow-based products through e-Gaushop.

Pure cow-based products through e-Gaushop are used to help country’s money stay in the hands of the people of the country by their investment in the gaushalas' (which are enrolled with the firm) development. The only motto of the e-Gaushala is to...

Help cows, help protect our heritage, be a part of culture that's your own.

In an interview with Entrepreneur Network, Rahul Agarwal, founder of e-Gaushala says, "Through my venture e-Gaushala, I want to bring people’s attention towards trivial and overlooked issues in the society." "Promoting cow-based products will encourage more and more people and even industrialists to invest in up-keeping cows rather than selling beef."Be a Gausevak by contributing today! If you're willing to volunteer, visit e-Gaushala.