- Article 48 of our Constitution is for the preservation of milch animals, and for cattle that are suitable for breeding or agricultural purposes.
- Cattle is a state subject.
Why in news?
Gujarat government has passed a bill with harsher punishment and higher penalties to prevent Cow Slaughter.
Negatives of Ban:
- Ban on slaughter means the farmer will have to pay for their upkeep.
- Entire chain of leather industry will be affected.
- 2.5 million people, majority of them SC, are employed in the industry.