I agree that the order given out by the Union forest and environment ministry doesn't talk about 'beef ban' per say, as is being projected by the media but... And that's a huge BUT!
A few years back the BJP tried to implement beef ban across the nation and then there were criticisms of excluding the buffaloes from the ban, and now they made a blanket ban on cattle slaughter and trade, even including camels in it! Now the buffaloes and the camels in India can heave a sigh of relief.
I'm intrigued why even the 'animal rights activist' Maneka Gandhi came out in support for this move by the Central government. She's supposed to be an 'animal' rights activist, and I wonder why any other animals including human beings, doesn't fall under the category of animals other than the bovine species to her.
Where does the poor goat…