Bakr Id : The Incomparable Horror
Camel sacrifice : The new trend among the rich muslims!
The Plight of Camels is being Ignored
Why camel killings must be Banned on Bakr Id?
Camel Killing is Ilegal in India
Camel count is dwindling
Camel is economic backbone of deserts
Camel killing is illegal by High Court Ruling : A Case
The Hight court order-Killing camels has been made illegal by the High Court of Kerala by the Honourable Justice K Balakrishna Nair.
What was the case?
Appeal of butchers-The two butchers went to court saying that their right to livelihood had been affected and that killing camels was not banned by law.
Counter-affidavit arguments filed by the Administration-
- All animals that were to to be sold for meat had to get a permit and that the butcher only had a permit for beef ( cow’s meat) and not camel’s meat.
- The administration further argued that “Trade of occupation or keeping of goods which are injurious to the health of and comfort of the community can be prohibited and regulated by the competent authority and in exercise of that power and in good faith”.
- The Health Officer of the Local Health Authority of Cochin also submitted that there was no facility to kill camels in any slaughterhouse.
- As per the provisions of the Municipality Act and the Panchayat Act only the slaughtering of cattle, sheep, goat and pig is allowed and that too with a valid licence only and in a licenced slaughterhouse. Therefore, no licence could be given for slaughtering camels.
- Also, the meat of an animal had to be inspected after it was killed but no vet was competent to check it and nor were the slaughterhouses as the camel is not a notified animal.
- The Municipal act provides that the Secretary may grant special permission for slaughtering animals on the occasion of festivals but the camel is not on the list.