Estimating the economic impact of cattle slaughter ban

Summary

Recently, the Government of India put a nation-wide ban on slaughter of cattle. The official notification dated 23rd May 2017, lays out new rules called “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules 2017, under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. The official document stated “No person can sell the cattle for slaughter and it can be bought only for agricultural and dairy purposes”. As per the new rules, the word “cattle” means a bovine animal including bulls, bullocks, cows, buffaloes, heifers, calves as well as camels.

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