Indian State Passes Beef Ban; Violators Subject to Fines, Jail Time –

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India_beef2The Indian state of Maharashtra is making headlines for banning the sale of beef within its borders, including in the biggest city in India: Mumbai.

According to BBC News:

The Indian president has approved a bill which bans the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef in the western state of Maharashtra. Anyone found breaking the law will face a fine and up to five years in prison. …

… The BBC’s Shilpa Kannan in Delhi says the Maharashtra beef ban is the toughest so far in India – along with cows, it also forbids the killing of bulls and bullocks and even possessing beef, which will now be considered as contraband.

None of this should come as a shock. Hindus, who make up over 80 percent of the Indian population, consider cows sacred, and just last year, the Indian city of Palitana become the first…

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