Do you want a country of vegetarians, asks Supreme Court Bench

Bench comprising Justice Lokur confronts petitioner seeking ban on meat trade

Hearing a petition for a ban on the “barbaric” meat trade and leather industry, Supreme Court Justice Madan B. Lokur on Friday asked whether the objective of the plea is to have a “country full of vegetarians.”

A Bench of Justices Lokur and Deepak Gupta was hearing a PIL filed by ‘Healthy Wealthy Ethical World Guide India Trust’ for a “complete ban on on the export of all types of meat (including beef, fish, pork, poultry) and all related products, whether by the government or by private parties”.

“Meat exports and ancillary leather trade is anti-social, barbaric and the much talked of foreign exchange comes with a huge price at the cost of the nation,” the petitioner contended.....Read more


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