Declare cow as National Animal: Rajasthan High Court asks Centre


Jaipur, May 31 The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday said the cow ought to be proclaimed a national animal.
“Keeping in mind Articles 48 and 51A(g) of the Constitution and to provide legal entity for their proper protection and conservation of cow, it is expected from the government that cow is declared a national animal,” Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma said in a 145-page order.

The judge gave a ruling relating with the Hingoniya Gaushala of Jaipur.

The court said India was a prevalently agriculture based nation where animal farming assumed an imperative part.

The judge delegated the Chief Secretary and the Advocate General of Rajasthan in loco parentis (custodians) for the assurance and protection of dairy animals.

These authorities will work for the insurance and protection of cows and to proclaim cow a national animal, the decision said.