Cow slaughter, smuggling curbed in UP: CM Yogi Adityanath | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday that when his party came to power in UP in 2017, cows were being smuggled not only across the state border but also internationally. Protection of cows, he said, was a challenge which he took on successfully.
Speaking at the launch of a book ‘Gau-Lok Ki Ore’ on the eve of Gopashtami, the chief minister said that his government had not just succeeded in checking smuggling of cows but also prevented cow slaughter.
“Our work at protecting stray cows has borne fruit and currently there are about 5.24 lakh cattle in government-run cow shelters while more than 8 lakh cattle are housed in Kanha Upvans, cow shelters being run by local bodies in the state,” he said.
The CM underlined the importance of Gopashtmi, saying that this was a tradition being followed for thousands of years and emphasized on the religious and mythological importance of cows. On Sunday, programmes will be held in all cow shelters to mark the occasion where health check –ups will be carried out for the animals among other programmes.

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