Court sus­pends cat­tle slaugh­ter ban

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

The Supreme Court has sus­pended a gov­ern­ment ban on the trade of cat­tle for slaugh­ter. In May, the gov­ern­ment de­creed that the cat­tle trade should be re­stricted for agri­cul­tural pur­poses, such as plow­ing and dairy pro­duc­tion, on the grounds of stop­ping cru­elty to an­i­mals. The or­der trig­gered protests from the Mus­lim com­mu­nity which dom­i­nates the coun­try’s multi­bil­lion dol­lar beef and leather in­dus­tries. After the ver­dict, the gov­ern­ment said it would mod­ify the reg­u­la­tion.

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