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Did you know that the (in)famous Chili Beef of Kerala is literally Chili Beef when alive?

Posted on | October 14, 2014 | No Comments

The text describes the rescue of  cattle by People for Animal Welfare Services (PAWS), Thrissur, Kerala being illegally transported. Kerala and West Bengal allow the slaughter of cattle (which for the rest of India its not allowed but prevalent). Prior published reading on VoSD on illegal cattle transport and slaughter here

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Chilies used by transporters to prevent cattle from sitting down from fatigue

Chilies used by transporters to prevent cattle from sitting down from fatigue

On Oct 8, 2014 we stopped yet another truck transporting cattle for slaughter. We have stopped so many trucks overloaded with cattle for slaughter but nothing has changed. When we found this truck it had 20 cattle were stuffed in. Worse they were using the same old nasty ‘green chillies’ , which are stocked to rub into the eyes of the cattle that fall from fatigue. We called the police and got the vehicle to be taken to the station.

Rescue by PAWS Thrissur of 20 cattle for slaughter

Rescue by PAWS Thrissur of 20 cattle for slaughter

A complaint was made in the Kodagara police station  under:

  • Prevention of cruelty act 1960, section II
  • Transport of Animals Rule 1978, sections 47 to 56
  • Transport of Animals Amendment Rules 2001 section 96, 97, 98.

The owner of the load came to us and asked us to please withdraw our case, as “it happened by mistake”! Also, this is the only job they know and this is their lively hood and so we must pardon them and be kind to them!!

Rescue by PAWS Thrissur of 20 cattle for slaughter

Rescue by PAWS Thrissur of 20 cattle for slaughter

The vehicle was seized and produced in court, but all we could do is get them to call for 2 more trucks, split the load into 2 and take them, since no space or facilities to retain a whole truck load of cattle and look after them were available.
Chilies used by transporters to prevent cattle from sitting down from fatigue

Chilies used by transporters to prevent cattle from sitting down from fatigue

Chilies used by transporters to prevent cattle from sitting down from fatigue

Chilies used by transporters to prevent cattle from sitting down from fatigue

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