WHAT IS THIS NEW SLAUGHTER BAN?
The Union government has banned sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets. The new rules require the owner and buyer of cattle to submit a written declaration that the cattle will not be slaughtered
A government monitoring team will keep records of the sale of animals to ensure they are not resold within six months of purchase. They will also keep ID records of the buyer, seller and animal
The rules define ‘cattle’ to mean “cow, calf, bull, bullock, buffalo, heifer, steer and camel”
The rules apply to the whole of India, except the state of Jammu and Kashmir
Marketplace means a place where animals are brought from other places for sale or auction. It includes animal fairs, or areas adjoining a market or a slaughterhouse. Animals for slaughter will have to be bought from farmers directly