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A report by animal advocacy group on Monday exposed the pitiable conditions in which the cattle are kept in 47 dairies in four cities of the state for milk production.
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Jaipur: A report by animal advocacy group on Monday exposed the pitiable conditions in which the cattle are kept in 47 dairies in four cities of the state for milk production.
The report found rampant use of the drug oxytocin for increasing the quantity of milk. "Most of the inspected dairies have inadequate infrastructure, poor diet and seek no veterinary assistance," said the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO), which conducted the study. They also found cases of illegal sale of calves for slaughter.
The report found that only 57% of cattle owners seek veterinary assistance in the event of fall in production of milk. They were found to be silent on animal health issues like wounds, fractures or infections.
"Staggering 87% of cattle are kept tied all the time in unhealthy and unhygienic conditions in the dairies, covered in their own excreta, and often suffering from injuries and fractures. These findings are in outright violation of the existent laws, guidelines and rules meant for the protection of animal interests," said Timmie Kumar, ambassador, FIAPO.
D R Mehta, founder Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), appealed to the government to take immediate action against these dairies.