On Sunday, the government official of Rajasthan revealed that a total of 78 cows died of a suspected food poisoning in a privately run government-aided cattle shelter in Churu district of Rajasthan.
The death of the 78 cows came under the last 24 hours on Saturday, as per the official of the state’s Animal Husbandry Department. According to the Animal Husbandry Department’s joint director Dr. Jagdish, the animals may have died of food poisoning. The doctor also said that the teams of the department were deployed in the cow shelter that is located in Bilyubas Rampura village in Sardarshahar. The teams have sent the fodder samples to the testing center.
Incidentally, the death of 78 cows happened on a day before the Gopasthmi, a festival that is exclusively dedicated to cows and Lord Krishna.
There have been several incidents of animal violence in the past few days. In a piece of shocking news coming from the state of West Bengal, close to 40 elephants in the state have been electrocuted since the year 2015.
The state forest department data revealed that at least 47 elephants were electrocuted since 2015. Out of that, 22 were killed in South Bengal while 25 were killed in Northern Bengal. Ahead of this report, the state government of Bengal has already planning to insulate a low-tension wires in the elephant corridors. The establishment is also planning to install energized electrical fences with a lesser voltage in a couple of places where elephant mobilization is more.
The steps by the state came after the Calcutta High Court took the suo-moto cognizance in the month of September after the reports of electrocution of elephants in the state and immediately ordered to stop elephant deaths in the state.