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your strictly not allowed to touch the cows
That's down to the cows. If they don't mind, you can touch them as much as you like!
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The adjoining slums to the swanky areas have cows and the owners living next to each other. As mentioned, they're let loose for the day after the morning milking. In some places, it is now illegal to let them loose on the streets. And the police found out a simple and macabre way to send the message out.

Confiscate and sell it to an abattoir. And it's gone forever. And a pat on the owner's back 'someone must have taken it' with a knowing look.

Now there are animal shelters out there. But in the unique indian way, the money is kept and the animal continues to starve. After all, who is it going to complain to?
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Originally Posted by scotsman View Post great... that milk must taste amazing, I do enjoy a good glass of milk
I have just had an epiphany... your strictly not allowed to touch the cows, but to milk them....... touch touch.. squeeze... holy milk
Not sure where you get your facts from, time to look elsewhere. You are can touch them as long as you want, provided in a not so funny way or the horns are surely going to hurt a lot.
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Now there are animal shelters out there. But in the unique indian way, the money is kept and the animal continues to starve. After all, who is it going to complain to?
That happens to many orphans in many countries. A report from a few years ago in Egypt had a dark implication about the organ transplant business..

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That's down to the cows. If they don't mind, you can touch them as much as you like!
Raeding the fieldnotes of a prominant anthropologist working in India (kept at the remarkable South Asian section of the U. of C.) I read a reference to the time he had some "special lassi". He had to deal with complaints afterwards that he talked incessantly for hours and something he couldn't quite translate about a cow..
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post 1) Cows are left to wander by owners so that they don’t have to feed them. People give food to cows, they eat from the streets (including plastic bags, papers etc). They go back to the owner to feed the young ones and give milk. Cows are intelligent and no matter where you leave them they will reach back to the owners. Buffalos on the other hand are stupid and anybody can take them and milk them, that is why you will rarely find milk giving buffalos on street. This is also the reason cow’s milk is considered better...Unfortunately I only had buffalo milk throughout and that is my excuse...
2) Cows are left to fend for themselves when they are no more capable of giving milk.
3) Temple cows are rarely left in open as they have their own sheds.
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i know this is an old post but lately today i was queued outside the atm and i saw a cow eating leftover with a polyethene bag hanging from his mouth. I thought of quickly pulling the polybag out and saving the cow but i didn't it. I thought i'd look funny among the people. This event saddened me and disturbed me all night. Cursing, if i had pulled it out and saved our revered cow. After all it gives us milk. i have tears, and i really want to do something about it.

Sir, could you enlighten me the things i could do. Is it possible to get polyethene banned? should i not tie a knot when throwing food peels in the garbage? We have open garbage system and cows feed on them, and the harmful chemicals get passed in the food chain, in the milk we drink. Who can i approach? Why dont garbage collectors come early in the morning and take away the garbage like in foreign countries.( i have been abroad for a year). Could you please throw some light so i can give my service to mu motherland? Thankyou.
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I think plastic is banned in quite a few cities. I have also seen customers going to the market to purchase vegetables / groceries without carrying a bag and then pestering the shop keeper for a plastic bag.

While throwing garbage people usually tie a knot to the plastic and then throw it. The animals remove the knot and try to eat the contents.
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Originally Posted by wynmann View Post Dear Sir,
i know this is an old post but lately today i was queued outside the atm and i saw a cow eating leftover with a polyethene bag hanging from his mouth. I thought of quickly pulling the polybag out and saving the cow but i didn't it. I thought i'd look funny among the people. This event saddened me and disturbed me all night. Cursing, if i had pulled it out and saved our revered cow. After all it gives us milk. i have tears, and i really want to do something about it.

Sir, could you enlighten me the things i could do. Is it possible to get polyethene banned? should i not tie a knot when throwing food peels in the garbage? We have open garbage system and cows feed on them, and the harmful chemicals get passed in the food chain, in the milk we drink. Who can i approach? Why dont garbage collectors come early in the morning and take away the garbage like in foreign countries.( i have been abroad for a year). Could you please throw some light so i can give my service to mu motherland? Thankyou.
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Originally Posted by wynmann View Post Dear Sir,
i know this is an old post but lately today i was queued outside the atm and i saw a cow eating leftover with a polyethene bag hanging from his mouth. I thought of quickly pulling the polybag out and saving the cow but i didn't it. I thought i'd look funny among the people. This event saddened me and disturbed me all night. Cursing, if i had pulled it out and saved our revered cow. After all it gives us milk. i have tears, and i really want to do something about it.

Sir, could you enlighten me the things i could do. Is it possible to get polyethene banned? should i not tie a knot when throwing food peels in the garbage? We have open garbage system and cows feed on them, and the harmful chemicals get passed in the food chain, in the milk we drink. Who can i approach? Why dont garbage collectors come early in the morning and take away the garbage like in foreign countries.( i have been abroad for a year). Could you please throw some light so i can give my service to mu motherland? Thankyou.
For me also, seeing cows eating the plastic bags is very disturbing. You are right that all those chemicals likely get passed on to the human milk consumer. So humans should be concerned for themselves as well as for the animals.

A few years ago I saw a show on tv where an organization somewhere in India took cows (I don't remember how they obtained the cows) & performed surgeries to open their stomachs to remove the plastic bags. I watched one of the surgeries & was dumbfounded by the amount of plastic they removed from just one cow! They said that these bags do eventually kill the cow. It's sad for the cows as well as for the people drinking the milk.

I'm happy that you want to do something about it. Being only an occasional visitor to India I don't have any suggestions except a small one to start: bring your own reusable bags & refuse plastic bags when you shop. I hope you start a revolution & make a positive change for Indians & for the cows!!
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Originally Posted by Paleface View Post Have you been living under a rock all the life or are you taking the pi...ss
Going by the epistolary form of the post this is Rip Van Winkle from 19th century Bengal Presidency who has made a miraculous reappearance in contemporary Haryana.
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Could happen, I go back to an obscure dusty village I knew 30 years ago and slept in the car. I wake up to high rises, a freeway, and a huge bustling city. I jumped out of my skin..
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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post Going by the epistolary form of the post this is Rip Van Winkle from 19th century Bengal Presidency who has made a miraculous reappearance in contemporary Haryana.
And who in Haryana says queued? Let alone do it, or even spell it correctly... then all the apostrophes are in order.. there are no atm's in Hansi, I bet:
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Originally Posted by wynmann View Post Dear Sir,
i know this is an old post but lately today i was queued outside the atm and i saw a cow eating leftover with a polyethene bag hanging from his mouth. I thought of quickly pulling the polybag out and saving the cow but i didn't it. I thought i'd look funny among the people. This event saddened me and disturbed me all night. Cursing, if i had pulled it out and saved our revered cow. After all it gives us milk. i have tears, and i really want to do something about it.

Sir, could you enlighten me the things i could do. Is it possible to get polyethene banned? should i not tie a knot when throwing food peels in the garbage? We have open garbage system and cows feed on them, and the harmful chemicals get passed in the food chain, in the milk we drink. Who can i approach? Why dont garbage collectors come early in the morning and take away the garbage like in foreign countries.( i have been abroad for a year). Could you please throw some light so i can give my service to mu motherland? Thankyou.
Since this is an issue that I really care about, I will venture into answering this post, and more so when I am being addressed as 'Sir', a welcome deviation from 'buffoon' that I am used to hearing.

Polythene cannot be banned, simply because there is a billion dollar industry behind it, and also because it has become a part of our everyday life. Practically everything is now in plastic packaging, from food to snacks to books to anything you can think of.

So what can you do, first, don't throw organic waste, like food peels that you mention in polythene. Organic waste can be turned into good compost so it is very useful. Secondly, the best you can do is to 'reduce' consumption of packaged foods. I do not eat any chips or snacks, do not drink cold drink if in pet bottles, no fruit juices in tetra packs and so on. That only leaves essentials that cannot be avoided.

Third, stress on proper collection and recycling of plastic waste from your local authorities, a very, a very, and if I may say, a very difficult task. The laws are in place, they just need to be looked into. Local authorities have all the powers to put proper waste disposal system in place, but most of the time they get away citing financial difficulties, or are totally oblivious to the seriousness of the situation.
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Buffoon,
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Yes, this is a serous subject. But in afraid there is little hope, although we can all do a little.

I can't say that I never knew about the suffering inflicted on cows taking them long distances for slaughter. I learned recently that some of the cow protection people actually do good work to try to reduce this. They are not all all about mindless lynching which is what usually gets into the news.

As to our friend above... May be need a lot of cash. He has just begun to learn things while in the atm queue!
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