Inhumane treatment of cows across Rajasthan: FIAPO study
FIAPO also shared the findings with Animal Husbandry and Gaupalan Minister Prabhu Lal Saini, seeking implementation of law for welfare of dairy cattle
In the wake of the deaths of hundreds of cows at Hingonia cowshed in Jaipur, a study conducted by the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) has revealed “unparalleled cruelty and inhumane treatment of cows” across Rajasthan.
The report says that “despite Chief Minister’s reassurances, the cows of Rajasthan continue to face deplorable conditions. Hingonia is not the only place to face such a situation.”
Investigation in 49 dairies across four cities in Rajasthan revealed “illegal sale of calves for slaughter, the use of banned and illegal drugs such as Oxytocin; lack of basic infrastructure, inadequate food and veterinary care for cattle were a common occurrence across all dairies investigated.”
Varda Mehrotra, Director, FIAPO said, “Hingonia is not an isolated incident but a reality of the present day dairy industry. This is a wake-up call to how we are really treating cows in Rajasthan. After extensive research and consultation with international experts, FIAPO has made recommendations for best practices for the welfare of cattle.”
“Based on the appalling conditions of the cows that we are finding across all establishments in Rajasthan, we are asking for this to be urgently implemented to safeguard cattle and ensure their care in gaushalas and dairies. The government must stand by its promises and take action immediately,” Mehrotra said.gal drugs such as Oxytocin; lack of basic infrastructure, inadequate food and veterinary care for cattle were a common occurrence across all dairies investigated.”