cattle in India

Indian court suspends cattle slaughter ban

Ban could affect $4 billion in annual beef exports, millions of jobs.

The Indian government announced last week a ban on cattle slaughter, but the move was suspended this week by a court. Being the second largest global beef exporter, the ban could affect $4 billion in annual beef exports and millions of jobs in the country.

The government is seeking to rule that no one can bring cattle to an animal market unless they have a written declaration that the cattle will not be sold for slaughter and that they will be used only for agricultural purposes.

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