India Supreme Court suspends cattle slaughter ban

July 14, 2017

By BBC News

India’s Supreme Court has suspended a law that would have banned the sale of cattle for slaughter nationwide.

The government order aimed to “prevent uncontrolled and unregulated animal trade” at livestock markets.

For the first time the sale for slaughter of buffaloes and camels as well as cows, which Hindus consider holy, would have been illegal.

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