Vilda News: Indian State Bans Beef Consumption

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Great news for cows: Indian state Maharashtra has banned all consumption of beef as of yesterday, meaning that any slaughter, consumption, sale or possession of beef can now mean up to five years in prison for the offender.

 

While cows are sacred animals in Hinduism, the beef industry is often run by Muslims. This revolutionary ban represents a landmark for animals in India’s second-largest state, home to the capital, Mumbai, where over 20 million people live. President Pranab Mukherjee approved the ban yesterday, making life a bit easier for sacred cows in one of India’s most affluent states.

 

What does this mean globally? In a world where meat consumption is a serious threat to the planet, governments promoting restrictions on meat is a giant step forward not only for cows, but for humanity as well. While Vilda doubts that a worldwide ban on beef is imminent, this news does provide food for thought: is the ban based purely on religious grounds? Or is there something else that the world (and especially the West) can learn from Maharashtra?

We’d love to see the ban come info effect in fashion as well as food. For more info on how to ban leather from your wardrobe and what faux leather really is, read here.

Source: VegNews

 

Photo by Madelon Wijnbergen

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Sascha Camilli

Founder and Editor

A passionate changemaker, Sascha Camilli is the founder and editor-in-chief of Vilda Magazine. Born in Moscow and raised in Stockholm, she has also lived in Los Angeles, London, Milan and Florence, before landing in her current hometown of Brighton, UK. She was chosen as one of Vegan Good Life Magazine’s Vegan Business Influencers of 2015 and nominated for Best Vegan Entrepreneur by Unicorn Goods Best of Vegan Awards 2017. She is also a Huffington Post blogger, THRIVE Career Mentor at Reading University and speaker at events such as VegFest and VegoVision Sweden. She loves to travel, do yoga on her sea-view balcony, and drink too much coffee.

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