In a bid to avoid wasting the cows, a number of Hindu activists on Monday protested towards serving beef as a part of weight-reduction plan to tigers and different large cats within the Assam state zoo positioned in Guwahati. A small group of protesters, led by Assam BJP chief Satya Ranjan Borah- claiming to be anti-beef activists – tried to dam the primary gate at Guwahati Zoo as autos carrying beef for tigers had been making an attempt to cross.
“The autos carrying meat for the zoo inmates had been stopped briefly by some miscreants. We needed to name the police to disperse them. There’s no problem relating to provide of meat to the animals now,” stated Tejas Mariswamy, divisional forest officer (DFO) Assam state zoo was quoted as saying by Hindustan Occasions.
BJP chief has proposed that the carnivores of the Guwahati Zoo needs to be fed the over-populated sambar deer as a substitute of the staple beef.
He stated the expansion of the zoo’s sambar deer inhabitants had been such that the males needed to be stored individually from the females. The zoo can obtain self-sufficiency if the sambar deer meat is used to feed the carnivores, together with leopards, tigers, lions and many others, he was quoted by the Indian Categorical.
“We (Hindu society) discuss concerning the safety of the holy cow however the animal is killed to feed the zoo carnivores. Beef is provided below a system and the federal government is part of it. However why is barely beef once we can provide them the meat of sambar deer or pig?” Borah added.
Established in 1957 and unfold over 175 hectares in the midst of Guwahati within the Hengrabari reserve forest, Assam state zoo, which has 1,040 wild animals and birds of 112 species, is the most important zoo within the Northeast.
At current, the zoo has eight tigers, three lions, 26 leopards and different small cats like leopard cat, jungle cat and many others.