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Petition lodged in SC against the resolution of Centre to encourage the consumption of chicken and eggs during lockdown; argues that it threatens the life of the entire human race

Team SoOLEGAL 24 Apr 2020 4:25pm

Petition lodged in SC against the resolution of Centre to encourage the consumption of chicken and eggs during lockdown; argues that it threatens the life of the entire human race

Consumption of meat during the Covid-19 pandemic given the availability of food dependent on agriculture, is jeopardizing the life of the entire human race, a petition filed before the Supreme Court by a Jain organisation seeks a blanket ban on the killing of livestock, birds and fishes said.

The petitioner, Vishwa Jain Sangathan, challenged the March 30 decision of the central government to encourage chicken and egg consumption arguing that the said decision was in ignorance of the attempt by biologists around the globe to locate the ultimate source of Coronavirus.

The petition stated, “ This impugned circular dated 30.03.2020 advising people to eat meat in the midst of spread of this deadly virus is premature and has been issued when biologists all over world are still searching out its source and its interface with animals”.

On March 30 the Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying sent a notification to all states and union territories stating that eggs and chicken have no part to play in the spread of Covid-19 and that their consumption should be promoted through social media, television and radio campaigns.

The Petitioner has requested that Apex Court issue an appropriate direction requiring the Union of India to establish the National Animal / Bird / Fish Welfare Policy, setting out the road map for phasing out the utter killing, abuse or harm of any other non-human species produced by Nature except where required for human survival.



Tagged: Covid-19   pandemic   Supreme Court   Jain organisation   Coronavirus   Apex Court  
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