Anti-Cow slaughter law: Officials seek exemption from ban for zoo animals


Team Udayavani, Feb 9, 2021, 7:21 PM IST

Bengaluru: Karnataka officials have requested the government to exempt the zoos under its jurisdiction from the anti-cow slaughter ordinance. They are seeking an exemption from the law owing to health concerns of tigers and lions, that are  fed beef.

Speaking to TNM, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Member Secretary, Zoo Authority of Karnataka, BP Ravi, said that they submitted to the government through proper channels to give them an exemption from this law after discussing with their department higher authorities.

Although buffaloes above the age of 13 are permitted to be slaughtered under the new law, their availability in the State is limited.

It is said that the zoos  under Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK)  require a total of 1,400 kg of beef daily to feed the tigers, lions, leopards and other carnivores.

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