Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mumbai Bans Meat For Four Days

From Reuters:
Mumbai, India's financial capital, has banned the slaughter and sale of meat for four days this month following a demand from the strictly vegetarian Jain community, sparking outrage among meat-eaters already upset by a permanent beef ban imposed this year.
The ban has drawn quite a bit of flak, since it effectively forces non-Jains to follow Jain practice.  Some reaction:

From First Post, why should the Mumbai government "impose one religion's practice on everyone else"?

From Business Standard, the meat ban is the "latest step in state-sponsored intolerance".

From Daily O, vegetarians should not worry, because meat-eaters will not burn down your house of worship.

My opinion?  As I have said before, when lions and tigers and bears, oh my, stop eating meat, so will I.

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