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The Police are to strictly implement the law against animal cruelty which include regulations for the slaughter of cows under twelve years of age.

According to the prevalent law in the island no cows below the age of twelve can be slaughtered for meat.  All licensed and unlicensed slaughter houses will be strictly monitored to ensure that the law is adhered to, the Police said.
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  • dineshwithanage Friday, 08 June 2012 05:35 AM

    implement a stunning method as done by europeans. irrespective of religious or ritual priactices.

    Mr. Good Solution Saturday, 09 June 2012 07:30 AM

    Make maximum age limit for all the animal slaughtered or killed for eating. Fish can range 1 day to 10 years (like whale), Chicken (50 days to 60 days), Goat and Cow 2 to 5 years, Pig No age limit (because the are not innocent). and don't forget to issue them birth certificate.

    drummer Friday, 08 June 2012 06:21 AM

    Did you know that 99% of drums beaten at all religious activities are made of cow skin?.. and the best part is if the cow is not killed in a specific manner by draining all his blood then the skin is not suitable to be used in drums

    Rasitha Friday, 08 June 2012 06:46 AM

    how to measure age?

    Black Mamba Thursday, 07 June 2012 12:14 PM

    And while we are at it, how about a full-stop to the slaughter of innocent people whatever their age is?

    aaa Thursday, 07 June 2012 12:20 PM

    Who told below 12 years are calf & above 12 years cow. These peoples' brain contains cow made.

    Sajitha Friday, 08 June 2012 06:58 AM

    Well said. A baseless religion have made this requirement for thier own good. We must stop this..

    Sajitha Friday, 08 June 2012 06:58 AM

    Thats a real good idea. People who wants to eat dead flesh might pay more (Imported) and eat.

    The Peasant Thursday, 07 June 2012 12:18 PM

    For Whatever Reason given whatever method applied to ensure a painless death, as certain religions require it, slaughter is a slaughter, end of life for that being against its wishes.
    Humans must take it with the same seriousness as considering a death of a beloved, just because the animals are dumb, it does not mean that are at our mercy and their lives are at our disposal!
    Humans are too selfish to accept this fact!

    lionheart Thursday, 07 June 2012 12:21 PM

    Why not ban the slaughter of cattle altogether and let the steak eaters to buy imported products at the price they wish. After all beef is not an essential for the survival of the human body...

    Independent Observer Thursday, 07 June 2012 12:21 PM

    All animals are slaughtered in a cruel manner in Sri Lanka ..
    Non Buddhist slaughter animals for the meat to be bought mostly by Buddhists !!!

    Sajitha Friday, 08 June 2012 07:04 AM

    Nowadays it has reduced. These days msot of buddhists do not eat flesh. They have identified the truth.

    Sha Thursday, 07 June 2012 12:32 PM

    Why only beef?

    Sajitha Friday, 08 June 2012 07:13 AM

    Yes may be-- Then go to Saudi pls....

    Musthaq Thursday, 07 June 2012 12:34 PM

    Why killing of cows over 12 years is not Animal Cruelty

    Sajitha Friday, 08 June 2012 07:13 AM

    A pathatic comment. Any ways . Thanks

    Concerned Thursday, 07 June 2012 12:32 PM

    Are they going to introduce birth certificate to track the age?

    bb Thursday, 07 June 2012 12:36 PM

    Need to check the 'birth certificates' of cows !

    Shaik Ahamath Friday, 08 June 2012 12:11 PM

    People should not be eating meat from a cow that is more than 30 months old - that is the regulation in Europe because beyond this age, they begin to harbour various deseases that could be transmitted to humans. In Europe every cow carries with it an identity tag which shows its pedigree. Cows could only be slaughtered in a licensed abbattoir and there an inspector checks these tags and ensures the carcase is free from desease before approving it for consumption.

    Vijitha Friday, 08 June 2012 01:11 AM

    Good move we can save billions of rupees in foreign exchange and create thousands of jobs with this move

    Mohamed Jihaddeen Thursday, 07 June 2012 01:04 PM

    what is the age limit for fish and pigs?

    confused Thursday, 07 June 2012 01:04 PM

    Is it ok to slaughter bulls below 12 years ? Or is it only cows ?

    samosa Thursday, 07 June 2012 01:18 PM

    What about slaughtering chicken? It gives eggs :)
    In fact fishing is also some kind of killing of innocent animal, isn't it?

    bonnie mallie Thursday, 07 June 2012 01:30 PM

    God created this world for humans...and he gave us food to eat !!.................Does a lion in Afirca ask for the birth certificate of the Zebra before it eats it?

    kkm Thursday, 07 June 2012 01:33 PM

    We must consider Chickens also!!! why only cows???

    Maru Yaka Thursday, 07 June 2012 01:52 PM

    the Start of Mad Cow disease in Sri Lankan....(Signs!!!)

    Rishard Friday, 08 June 2012 02:34 AM

    You made my day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WatchDog Friday, 08 June 2012 01:03 PM

    fantastic proposal, hard to beat!

    Sha Saturday, 09 June 2012 11:59 AM

    Even plants feel pain

    Siri Thursday, 07 June 2012 02:26 PM

    You see a similarity between a Human to a Lion. Why not a human with a Zebra? and see how you'll feel!

    MMMM Friday, 08 June 2012 08:30 AM

    what about chicken? they kill it in 45 days....?

    WatchDog Friday, 08 June 2012 01:41 PM

    What impractical talk is this ? Duplicity at its highest level. When you kill, you take a life, correct ? Accepted, whether for food, or purpose of hygiene (cockroaches, mosquitoes, rats, lizards), safety from predators (poisonous snakes, rabid cats and dogs) , safety from spread of disease (SARS, Hoofs and Mouths), animals gone out of control, or to protect one self (elephants), . Etc., etc. There could be a thousand reasons to kill. Then what about mercy killing (fallen horse), and what is culling? What happens when a parasite is living off the life of another weaker animal, why do you have to kill bacteria? Destroy thousands of chicken in farm for protection from SARS virus, including cattle for Hoofs and Mouths disease ? As usual, talk without thinking. A blanket cover for all killings. Buddhist philosophy. Don’t do as I do, but only as I say. I only eat meat, but I don’t kill, I let someone else do the killing. What hypocrisy?

    Sapumal Bandara Friday, 08 June 2012 08:41 AM

    Flesh eating is an art and a ritual which is practiced all over the world.
    There are equal numbers, or more non-flesh eaters in world right now.
    Its only a matter of choice between what you want and not what you need.
    Its now a globally accepted fact that non-flesh eating is a healthier lifestyle.

    vlw Friday, 08 June 2012 03:29 AM

    how come cow became special. look at broiler chicken which you ate last night was only 42days old, which is an infant. don't you feel anything special on that.

    In general whether it is beef,fish or chicken; consumption is upto the final consumer and making it available is the business peoples job. why get the things complicated.

    warti Friday, 08 June 2012 03:30 AM

    the incomparable holy cow.. btw plants also have life and feelings

    Fernandez Friday, 08 June 2012 08:46 AM

    LMAO...he he,, joke of the day...When I having lunch with my buddhist friend he discussed with me about slaughter animals and he oppose it seriously WHILE he enjoy a big chicken leg piece in his plate...

    Sumedha Friday, 08 June 2012 03:45 AM

    I think that the method by which animals are slaughtered should be regulated rather than the age of the animal. Animals are tortured before death to keep the meat tender.

    das Friday, 08 June 2012 08:55 AM

    Do you really believe humans were craeted by a man in the sky?? You silly fellow!!

    dgd Friday, 08 June 2012 09:05 AM

    I dont think there is a god!!

    SpaceCab Friday, 08 June 2012 09:06 AM

    typical mentality of the majority. If you are importing Beef that means the cattle had been killed somewhere else in the world.

    sajitha Friday, 08 June 2012 04:08 AM

    What about the religios sacrifices?

    SF Friday, 08 June 2012 09:18 AM

    Life they have. But never feelings my friends!!! Just chemical reactions.

    asoka Thursday, 07 June 2012 04:14 PM

    good start...the authorities must come up with more and more laws and finally a complete ban to slaughter cattle. Import beef for people who enjoys beef. A cow cannot be compared with other animals anyways killing another living being is a sin...they too feel the fear and pain...

    safras Friday, 08 June 2012 04:23 AM

    oh even we cant eat vegetables in srilanka.may be age less than 12 years

    SF Friday, 08 June 2012 09:20 AM

    good move. hope it would spread to all animal categories with time.

    ravin Thursday, 07 June 2012 04:24 PM

    So that rule applies to lions, tigers, and other carnivorous...

    ravin Thursday, 07 June 2012 04:22 PM

    Elakiri talk eka....

    Saradial Friday, 08 June 2012 04:55 AM

    I wondering how other countries produce beef without kill animal , to import form them?

    OnlyOthersShitSmells Saturday, 09 June 2012 04:12 PM

    Very nice!!! If we can’t eat living things we can’t eat animals and plants (arguing that plants are not living things is foolish) soooo the remaining is HUMAN….. OPPS!!!!

    Saradial Friday, 08 June 2012 04:58 AM

    If you killed 1 Cattle more then 100 people can eat it. but if one man having more than 50 Hall messo at a time, which one is good?

    gowravi Friday, 08 June 2012 05:00 AM

    Totally agree with you, The pain is for all, humans and animals, Pls STOP killing both

    Highly Inflamable Friday, 08 June 2012 05:00 AM

    why god gave us Hunting tooth. to eat vegetarian food only......think about it.........

    Saradial Friday, 08 June 2012 05:00 AM

    Does other countries produce meet without kill the animal?

    warti Friday, 08 June 2012 09:48 AM

    my dear when people belive that the distance of the sun and the earth is a coincidence and continues to be at the perfect distance without a superior power... i dont think the structure of the teeth will appeal...

    gowravi Friday, 08 June 2012 05:04 AM

    agree, pls stop kiling humans and animals,

    mano Friday, 08 June 2012 09:54 AM

    In nutshell it looks like a targetted effort to oppose
    a certain minority community in Sri Lanka, whose relugious places also came under attack, perhabs unreasonably.

    Ravishan Friday, 08 June 2012 05:06 AM

    A very sensible comment.Thanks friend

    mano Friday, 08 June 2012 10:00 AM

    the latest news is that we have SWINE FLU in Sri Lanka.

    Anura Bulathsingaha Friday, 08 June 2012 05:12 AM

    Did you know that 90% of the drums that are beaten at religious ceremonies are made of this Animals Skin????... and in order to get the skin one has to ensure that the animal is killed in a specific manner.... by draining all the blood out....

    chill boy Saturday, 09 June 2012 05:31 PM

    ..Sinhalaya modaya, mas kanna sooraya, raa bonna veeraya..

    SRI LANKAN Friday, 08 June 2012 10:14 AM

    WE WOULD THINK MOTHER NATURE ALSO
    IF LOIN NOT EAT OTHER ANIMAL WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
    WHAT IS THE PERCENTAGE OF WORLD POPULATION ARE NOT EATING MEAT? IN OTHER COUNTRY 99% POPULATION ARE EATING MEAT , WHAT HAPPEN TO THEM ,
    IF WE DO NOT EAT MEAT COW WILL EAT US

    dgd Saturday, 09 June 2012 06:30 PM

    The different planets are at different distances from the sun. Life appeared on the one which was at the ideal distance and not on others. It continues to be at that distance because the gravitational force between the earth and the sun equals the centrifugal force which tries to pull the earth away from the sun.Simple as that. God had nothing to do with it. Only stupid people think that it was god who did it


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