Monday, 8 May 2017

Cow Catcher?


Seems to be a question of priorities? News that an Indian state is to develop a fleet of ambulances to deal with injured cows (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/08/cow-ambulances-indias-latest-scheme-to-protect-revered-animal) in a country where ill people often have to have their families transport them to hospital sounds, at first read, a bit odd to Western sensibilities. The cow, however, is a sacred animal to Hindus (people, especially of other religions, have reportedly been lynched for killing these animals in parts of India). Having said that, Europe does have ambulances and hospitals for injured companion and some wild animals. It would be nice if humans could also be priorities in India.

No comments:

Pat Bateson

I have just noted the obituary of Sir Patrick Bateson 1938-2017 ( https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/aug/14/sir-patrick-bateson-ob...