Over 200 blue bulls hunted and killed in Bihar in just 6 days; they cause crop loss is the govt’s defence. Orders given to control the population of monkeys in Himachal Pradesh; they are a nuisance to tourists is the authorities’ excuse.
But for Union Minister Maneka Gandhi it’s nothing but ‘bloodlust’. She didn’t pull any punches even while criticising her own government and alleging foul play by her counterpart handling the environment portfolio.
Other allies of the BJP like the LJP didn’t shy away from expressing their displeasure too.
It’s a debate between the primacy of the rights of man versus those of animals.
So is culling, as Maneka alleges, equal to massacre?