An Endless Cycle Of Abuse: Analysis Of Animal Cruelty In Dairy Industry In India

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Journal Title: Journal of Legal Studies & Research
Author(s): Virti Shah
Published On: 03/05/2023
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
First Page: 247
Last Page: 255
ISSN: 2455-2437
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Virti Shah, An Endless Cycle Of Abuse: Analysis Of Animal Cruelty In Dairy Industry In India, Volume 9 Issue 2, Journal of Legal Studies & Research, 247-255, Published on 03/05/2023, Available at


The dairy industry in India has long been a pillar of the nation’s economy, providing livelihoods to millions of farmers and contributing to the nation’s food security. However, the rapid growth and modernization of the industry has come at a steep cost to the welfare of dairy animals. Despite animal welfare laws and regulations in place, animal cruelty in the Indian dairy industry remains widespread, with millions of cows and buffaloes subjected to inhumane conditions and practices.

From the moment they are born until they are sent to slaughter, dairy animals in India are caught in an endless cycle of abuse. They are confined to small and overcrowded spaces, denied access to clean water and food, and subjected to painful and invasive procedures. In addition, the transportation and slaughter of these animals are often carried out in a cruel and inhumane manner, causing immense pain and suffering.

This cycle of abuse not only causes immense harm and suffering to the animals involved, but also has far-reaching implications for public health, food safety, and environmental sustainability. It is therefore imperative that we take a critical look at the Indian dairy industry and the ways in which it exploits and mistreats animals.

Through a comprehensive analysis of animal cruelty in the Indian dairy industry, we can identify the root causes of these issues and propose solutions that prioritize the welfare of animals while also promoting economic and social development. By working together, we can build a more humane and sustainable future for India’s dairy industry.


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