Bengaluru Civic Body bans animal slaughter and sale of meat on Ram Navami

New Delhi: The Bangalore civic body has banned the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat on the occasion of Sri Rama Navami on April 10.

According to a report by the PTI news agency, “There will be a general ban on slaughterhouses, the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat in Sri Rama Navami,” says an order issued by the joint director of the department. from the breeding of Bruhat Bengaluru. Mahanagara Palike.

The order is based on BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta’s April 3 circular.

A BBMP official said that every year on Sri Rama Navami, besides Gandhi Jayanti, Sarvodaya Day and other religious events, there is a ban on selling meat and slaughtering animals.

There is a blanket ban on such practices at least eight days a year on various occasions, the official added.

Meanwhile, amid the row over Karnataka’s halal meat ban, the government is mulling introducing guidelines for slaughterhouses to adopt the ‘stunning’ method of killing animals.

According to a report by the IANS news agency, Livestock Minister Prabhu Chauhan had previously said he would consider the request of animal lovers who wrote to the department asking that the “stunning” method of slaughtering the animals be made compulsory.

For the uninitiated, “stunning” is a process that ensures the animal is rendered unconscious to pain before being killed at the slaughterhouse.

It should be noted that under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the central government has recommended a “stunning” method to be followed by slaughterhouses.

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