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Centre's livestock draft Bill 2023 sets the cat among the pigeons

Animal rights activists demand its withdrawal

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Sanjeeb MukherjeeArchis Mohan New Delhi

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Animal rights activists, Right-wing groups, and Jain religious leaders are up in arms about the Centre's draft livestock Bill, which provides for the export of live animals. They are demanding that the government withdraw it.
 
Sources in the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), said the organisation would not allow hurting of religious sentiment and cultural beliefs.
 
The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying uploaded the draft Bill -- Livestock and Livestock Products (Importation and Exportation) Bill, 2023 -- on its website on June 7. It sought suggestions and comments from stakeholders, importers, and exporters

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First Published: Jun 19 2023 | 11:52 PM IST

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