The Union government has decided to revise the controversial regulation of the cattle market that banned the sale of cattle for slaughter in open markets across the country. There was confusion when the new rules of the Cruelty to Animals Act were notified on 25 May. However, the administrative process for the review could take some time.
In July, the Ministry of Environment plans to launch a review of the rules in consultation with state governments. On July 11, the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change the report of the Union to the Supreme Court established, particularly those who complained about the regulation, will interview their concerns.
The Union government has internally recognized that the standards require a review and inform the court at the top of the current review, said two Scroll.in officials. “There is a case for change,” one of them said. None of the agents wanted to talk about the problem.
The controversial regulations, known as the Rules for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation on the Livestock Market) in 2017, require sellers and buyers to ensure that cattle, buffalo, bull, calf, and camel Sell in the pet markets do not soar. They also established a deep bureaucratic process to control and regulate livestock trade in markets.
Rules generate controversy and opposition. But the Bharatiya Janata Party, which initially defended the deal firmly enough, has softened its stance after strong protests from its own leaders in the northeast. The party, however, continued to blame the opposition parties and others for creating confusion over the rules. At the same time, the Union Minister for the Environment, Harsh Vardhan, reassessed the government’s position. “The order was misunderstood. We will put positive measures in place to respond to any concerns,” he said, was the Times of India. When asked if that meant a change in regulations, he said: “We have to see whether it will be by language or the substantive article examines the problems that I think … it would be premature to explain at this stage.”
Earlier, on May 30, the Madurai court of the Supreme Court of Madras imposed a judgment on the application of the rules. The stay was applicable throughout the country. Subsequently, the Supreme Court accepted two petitions against the business rules of the livestock sector and asked the Center to respond. The case must be heard on July 11, when the Ministry of Environment will clarify its position.
Officials who spoke on the move said they had heard from the government that the only way to address issues raised by stakeholders was to change the rules. The ministry said the agents, but apparently, a consultation process is taking place on this occasion.
“Although the regulations have been deposited in the comments made by the law before formal notification,” said one official, “the Ministry of Environment did not proactively consult state governments, which is the customary practice of them, Was later written and informed the Supreme Court that we will respond to their concerns.