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India. Cows. Cows in India. Everyone knows that in India cows are considered sacred animals. But what does that mean? They idolize? They love? How is the life of these favorites of fortune? Is it true that just walk through the streets of Indian cities? What they do not belong to anyone?


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We will investigate.

Hinduism actually remove the special status of cows. Since ancient times, they were seen as symbols of wealth and abundance. Certainly it was not only the Indians – the ancient Egyptians and Romans also saw their status in the animal. But Hindus respect turned to the next level – the cow was only a nurse, and a heat source (cow dung cakes in India is used as fuel so far), fertilizer and labor.

The ancient religion of India Prithvi is the goddess of the earth in the form of a cow. Although Hindu god of cow and its meat among the faithful is taboo. The cow is considered the epitome of selflessness – because it gives both useful to man. How can such a creature to eat meat?


Taking a walk through the streets of Indian cities is indeed occasionally there are cows. Even in a huge (and very dirty) Delhi there are areas where they are, and even in smaller cities, since in almost every step.

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At first glance it may seem that all these cows abandoned. In fact it is not. Each cow has a host that produces “paste” in what is bad.

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Free cows stagger through the streets all day and night returned home. By the way, as I explained, bulls instead of cows, and the truth often does not belong to anyone. What sense contains the animal, not give milk, talk Hindus. Bulls simply live on the street, and sometimes they fly cows whores.

Antonina liked to go to the sacred river. It is better to think about eternity.

At the same time, Indians are cows without much fear. If you need to reduce your bars and even beaten with sticks. Cries distills them from places where they should not. This does not help bogotvorenii, or even a special reverence here the question.

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Often you can see cows grazing in piles of municipal waste. A lot of food waste dumped directly into the street, and cattle do not hesitate to chew pacified pensive look. But some do not mind trying to deal with “strong” gnaw glands landfills, or even try to bite rusty machinery.

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Cows like to scattering in the street, which greatly upset the local tuk-tuks, and bicycle rickshaws. In the old town the streets are narrow, and animals sometimes not littering obedesh.

After snack liked Zlata relax a bit – it was time “for themselves”

However, they can coexist with other residents of the streets of India – dogs.

He felt responsible for these cute (but generally useless) puppy – because it is their domesticated

And yet, the Indian cows learned to climb stairs. The show is a comical, clumsy animals to descend the stairs, obviously difficult, but, however, that pricked up, and do it every day.

Michael tried to steps philosophically. Below was the trash lakomny

Indian ban on consumption of beef more than once played an important role in the country’s history.

For example, the mid-nineteenth century, serving the British were mercenary armies of the local population. They were called sepoys. One was a rumor that the new cartridge package if fat shredded beef, or pork. (Part of the sepoys were Muslims who can not eat pork). The fact that the soldiers of the time to load the gun must have teeth break the container. The British authorities were quick to assure the soldiers that no animal fat, do not use, and offered to supply sipahis ungreased bullets. But these only the initial rumors are confirmed, and in 1857 the soldiers mutinied. Sepoias lasted more than a year, and some of it, the first (if unsuccessful) war for independence from India into account.

“Am I not a sacred animal?” Gregory thought, “Who, if not I have this urn?”

When a hundred years, India received its independence from the British, a ban on beef and more influenced by the political situation. In the country there were many Muslims who loved to eat beef. They were not willing to give up such an important part of their diet. The desire of the Indians to impose a ban on the slaughter of cows has aggravated an already serious tensions between Hindus and Muslims, and as a result, Pakistan was separated from India and became an independent state in which Islam is the religion official.

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Today slaughter of cows is prohibited in most states, while the federal level there is no such law. Some states prohibit the sale of cows (the same lack of respect for the animal!) Submit cows from one state to another too often illegally, although that does not stop anyone.

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Here it should be noted that some of the cows actually buffalo (and therefore buyvolihi buyvolshi …?) To my untrained eye urban, that are all the same, but the difference is quite heavy Indians. After slaughtering buffalo no longer falls under any of the religious prohibitions or under legal!

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If India offers beef, take it with skepticism. It is quite possible that this is actually buffalo meat. It is not so good and is much tougher than the meat “real” cow, to which we are accustomed.

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It is true that there is illegal slaughterhouse says in the slaughter of cows and present. Since 24 of the 29 states have laws against it, such clandestine offices in ten times more than the legal.

An endless stream of people who did not give Alexander to cross the street

But enough of the bad news. Most cows (and even buffalo) in India live happily and in peace. The look from the side – who are the owners of life. Where not only meet these animals. I here, for example, at the station, right on the platform I found a few.

Katya had hoped that the train is not too opazdat

I did not understand, frankly, is walked here, and their owners have dragged, and be sent on the train. Honestly, after what I’ve seen on Indian trains (of which I will write more), it would not surprise me a drop.

Yasha was very afraid of tripping over the supervisor already forgotten my ticket at other pants

A few more images of Indian cows in their natural environment:

“I see nothing difficult,” Jan thought, “Sure, I understand”

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Happy Victor had to pull a little straw delicacy

Not all of them are careless life. Some pripryagayut – literally. That’s not clear, it is a cow or a buffalo? How to distinguish?

Good to be a sacred animal. I also want. And you? Agreed to reincarnate cow in India?

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