July 28, 2015
The Federation of Tamil Nadu Agriculturists Association demanded the state and central governments to bring amendments in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, based on the current requirements, and also to protect the farmers.
In a representation, the secretary of the federation, S. Nallasamy, said, “The cattle were used for farming activities. Nowadays, they have become obsolete due to the arrival of machines. Cows are being raised only for milk production, but the income from them is nominal.”
According to him, the seizure of cattle by some welfare groups and police, during transportation, has become a routine activity. “Aged cattle and unproductive cows cannot be maintained by the farmers due to expenses. This is why they sell those animals away to butchers. The act of seizing the cattle is adversely affecting the farmers. Some rules should be removed for making them relevant to the current scenario.”
He requested the state and central government to find permanent solution for the issue.
The Federation of Tamil Nadu Agriculturists Association has demanded the state and central governments to bring amendments in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act based on the current requirements to resolve the constant conflict with the police and animal welfare groups. The secretary of the Federation said that maintaining aged cattle is expensive and urged the state and centre to intervene.