Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Cows on Indian roads

This is a good explanation of why we see cows on Indian roads. I'm sure you knew it, but I had never thought of it this way:
... milk cows that have gone dry aren't put out to pasture -- they're put out on the street. Killing this revered religious symbol is banned in nearly all Indian states. Some urban farmers even permit dairy cows to graze garbage sites because grass is scarce and feed expensive. As a result, the world's biggest milk producer is contending with the world's largest population of stray cows, thwarting India's efforts to clean up its cities.

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