Sacred bull Shambo to be slaughtered Thursday

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    Sacred bull Shambo to be slaughtered Thursday

    The court decision allowing a sacred bull in Wales to live has been overturned, so Shambo will be slaughtered Thursday, the animal's keepers said Wednesday.

    The six-year-old black Friesian bull, revered by Hindu monks at the Skanda Vale community in southwest Wales, was diagnosed in April with bovine tuberculosis. Regulations stipulate that cattle suspected of carrying TB be destroyed.

    More than 20,000 people joined an online campaign to save the infected bull, saying the proposed slaughter would violate sacred religious principles.

    To help publicize the case, the monastery launched an internet petition, a blog offering Shambo's daily thoughts and a "Moo Tube" webcast tracking the bull's movements around its hay-filled shrine.

    While farmers sympathized with the temple and their worship of Shambo, they argued the bull should be put down in the same way as commercial livestock in order "to protect both human and animal health."

    The Welsh Assembly agreed with the farmers, and ordered Shambo's death two weeks ago.

    That decision was quashed earlier this week by a High Court judge in Cardiff, but on Thursday a London Court of Appeal reversed the decision, ruling that Shambo's slaughter was justified.

    Shambo will be taken away at 8 a.m. local time Thursday, the monks said.
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    meat!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yum
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    Is this the same Shambu as those "Jai Shambunath" thingies?
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    Fuss.

    I've personally handed over many a cattle to the temples. In a day or two they get sent to the slaughter house. I've killed a cow myself albeit unintentionally. We've also sold a few directly to the slaughter houses.
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    I just had a cow, beef stronganoff
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    But still muslims are being killed, imprisoned and fined heftily in India in the name of Cow slaughter in many states. While the mother cow is being eaten in Kerala and many states by the "sons" themselves.
    By the way they need reasons to kill and destroy as much muslim as possible.
    "Wellcome to the Hidutva Land of "Double Standards".
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    So when are coming to "liberate" the Indian Muslims from the oppression by the Hindus?
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    By the way if its of any interest to people on this forum the people opposing the killing of the bull are all good old white brits who converted to Hinduism and the ones who want it to be killed are also good old white brit farmers who don't want their cattle to be infected.

    Best Regards
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    Also the Hindu Council of Britain are opposing it.
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    I think we should respect other peoples religious believes.so please all do talk about it but don't make fun of the situation as none of us will like it ourself either.
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    :tup: well said & i totally agree with you.
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    This forum isnt down in the dumps yet,
    Good post
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    Lol..saviour...first get a life for yourselves.
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    Too bad.

    A sick bull has to be killed or else it will affect all other bovine specie.

    Religion has no place where rationality is the essence of life!