Is it okay to ban beef in a secular country like India on religious grounds?

What animals to slaughter is a complicated matter, and more about the culture of a given country rather than its religion.

For example, if you queued distressed dogs to slaughter one by one in the US you would end up in prison according to the following law:


The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018 (H.R. 6720), also called the DCMTPA, is a bipartisan bill outlawing the slaughter and trade of cats and dogs in the United States.

And there are similar laws in Europe that protect the animals we consider pets while neither the US nor Europe seems to care about pigs, which are as intelligent and sociable as dogs.

The consumption of cows, bulls, and baby sheep may sound natural in the West. However, it’d be hypocritical to demand the same from India.

If you ask me, the best solution is banning slaughtering mammals altogether on the grounds that they are all close relatives of humans.

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