Maharashtra bans beef, 5 years jail, Rs 10,000 fine for possession or sale

Nanducob

Wise Old Owl
Beef lovers in Maharashtra will now have to do without the red meat as President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 1995, nearly 19 years after the Maharashtra Assembly passed the Bill during the BJP-Shiv Sena rule in 1995.
The slaughter of cows was previously prohibited in the state under the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act of 1976. However, the passage of the new Act will ban the slaughter of bulls as well as bullocks, which was previously allowed based on a fit-for-slaughter certificate.
The new Act will, however, allow slaughter of water buffaloes, which provides carabeef — generally seen as an inferior quality meat that makes up only 25 per cent of the total beef market in the state. Beef traders claim the move will not only render thousands jobless, but will also drive up the cost of other meats in the state.
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Maharashtra bans beef, 5 years jail, Rs 10,000 fine for possession or sale | The Indian Express
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SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
Thing is, nature made us omnivore. So, this ban is inappropriate. Survival of the fittest or whatever. Why do people forget there is nothing such as a "god" and there is nothing "holy".

Heck if you want to ban all animal meat, ban milk and eggs too. Afterall, you are leaving the calves undernourished by consuming cow's milk. Stupid voter-bank politics.

I will eat whatever I want to. Why discriminate people on the basis of what they eat? -_-
 

GhorMaanas

The Vagrant Seeker
Thing is, nature made us omnivore. So, this ban is inappropriate. Survival of the fittest or whatever. Why do people forget there is nothing such as a "god" and there is nothing "holy".

Heck if you want to ban all animal meat, ban milk and eggs too. Afterall, you are leaving the calves undernourished by consuming cow's milk. Stupid voter-bank politics.

I will eat whatever I want to. Why discriminate people on the basis of what they eat? -_-

you quite well are (still) entitled to your own opinion.
 
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Hrishi

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Isn't it true that humans were born vegetarian , but then some moved towards eating flesh later on. Bending the rules of nature ?
We descended from apes ( primarily vegetarian ). But since hunting animals was easier and more beneficial so we moved onto it.

I don't support eating/killing of poultry birds the sake of our desires. But there's barely anything much you can do about it.
 

Faun

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Isn't it true that humans were born vegetarian , but then some moved towards eating flesh later on. Bending the rules of nature ?
We descended from apes ( primarily vegetarian ). But since hunting animals was easier and more beneficial so we moved onto it.

I don't support eating/killing of poultry birds the sake of our desires. But there's barely anything much you can do about it.

Who put down the rules of nature ? That's one of the lamest reasoning.
 

GhorMaanas

The Vagrant Seeker
Isn't it true that humans were born vegetarian , but then some moved towards eating flesh later on. Bending the rules of nature ?
We descended from apes ( primarily vegetarian ). But since hunting animals was easier and more beneficial so we moved onto it.

I don't support eating/killing of poultry birds the sake of our desires. But there's barely anything much you can do about it.

that may be debatable, or may not be (but then, debates are almost always futile). however, some of the special things that Nature did provide us with are the powers & capacities of conscience, discretion, thoughtfulness. it (just) matters on an individual's own, personal evolution on how (well) one uses them (or uses them at all), or comes to use them later on, by taking a balanced approach and understands the essence of 'do that which is really necessary'.
 
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Nanducob

Nanducob

Wise Old Owl
Leave the evolution theory aside,Humans have Flat molars and sharp front teeth ,both characteristics from herbivores and carnivores,which suggests the possibility of being an Omnivore by fate
 

Flash

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Btw, somewhere on India :lol:

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GhorMaanas

The Vagrant Seeker
Leave the evolution theory aside,Humans have Flat molars and sharp front teeth ,both characteristics from herbivores and carnivores,which suggests the possibility of being an Omnivore by fate

yes, as also the manner of drinking.
though over all such physical attributes, govern the faculties of 'prudence' & 'selection'.

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Btw, somewhere on India :lol:

that was good!
 
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Hrishi

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Who put down the rules of nature ? That's one of the lamest reasoning.
While there are no defined set or rules yet it has given you the capability to determine and do what is best to keep things in balance.

And just because you don't want to accept few things as it has not mentioned somewhere doesn't implies that its lame.
We are a part of nature , nature which is willing to express its consciousness through us.
 

Hrishi

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that may be debatable, or may not be (but then, debates are almost always futile). however, some of the special things that Nature did provide us with are the powers & capacities of conscience, discretion, thoughtfulness. it (just) matters on an individual's own, personal evolution on how (well) one uses them (or uses them at all), or comes to use them later on, by taking a balanced approach and understands the essence of 'do that which is really necessary'.
Completely Agree to it.
 

GhorMaanas

The Vagrant Seeker
from the Directive Principles of State Policy contained in Article 48 of the Indian Constitution:

The State shall endeavour to organise agriculture and animal husbandry on modern and scientific lines and shall, in particular, take steps for preserving and improving the breeds, and prohibiting the slaughter of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle.
 
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Nanducob

Nanducob

Wise Old Owl
from the Directive Principles of State Policy contained in Article 48 of the Indian Constitution:

Yup and it must be just a coincidence as the initiation and consent of the bill happened both, during BJP rule(z)
We all know what's this really about
 

quicky008

Technomancer
Merely banning the possession or sale of beef isn't enough-if they really care about the welfare of animals(which doesn't seem likely),they should put an end to the killing/sacrificing and consumption of all kinds of animals like chickens,pigs,sheep,goats as well as water-buffaloes.If they have no objection to the killing of other animals but are dead against the idea of slaughtering cows,they are nothing more than a bunch of hypocrites who are only doing this in a bid to promote hindu fundamentalism.

These people are actually very cunning-they probably don't wish to antagonize their muslim and christian supporters(beef is an integral part of their diets) but are very keen on maintaining a "sanctimonious holier than thou" sort of an image to gain the trust and confidence of the hindus,hence they came up with the idea of implementing this partial ban on the consumption of beef to keep both sides happy and win a decisive victory during the next round of elections.

[MENTION=142062]Flash[/MENTION]:Sobha de is obviously a very shallow and insensitive human being,hence she proudly proclaims that she's prepared to go so far as spend 5 years in jail in order to "defend the rights of beef eaters"-as if these so-called beef eaters are some of the most finest and upstanding citizens of this country and consumption of beef is their god given right!Go figure!
If she's so overly concerned about defending people's rights,then why doesn't she lend her support to some worthy causes,like prevention of child labour,or ending the exploitation of women etc rather than raising her voice against the ban on beef consumption?!
 
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Faun

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While there are no defined set or rules yet it has given you the capability to determine and do what is best to keep things in balance.

And just because you don't want to accept few things as it has not mentioned somewhere doesn't implies that its lame.
We are a part of nature , nature which is willing to express its consciousness through us.

Why so much love for consciousness ? We are for a long part dead. And we all are part of universe. Death brings life. It's not something inherently bad.
 

GhorMaanas

The Vagrant Seeker
Yup and it must be just a coincidence as the initiation and consent of the bill happened both, during BJP rule(z)
We all know what's this really about

for whatever worth some 'really know' about it, giving the issue a communal flavour is unsustainable. or for those some, it may be. :rolleyes:
 
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