|Shambo Seized for Slaughter
||[Jul. 27th, 2007|06:31 am]
Shambo the Holy Bull Seized for Slaughter (Link to Article)...
Last Updated: Thursday, July 26, 2007 | 3:38 PM ET
After months of legal wrangling and standoffs with Hindu monks, police and a government veterinarian finally seized Shambo the sacred bull on Thursday with plans to kill the TB-infected animal.
A spokesman for Britain's Hindu Council confirmed that the six-year-old black Friesian bull was removed from his hay-filled shrine Thursday evening.
Shambo, a bull sacred to Hindus but condemned by health authorities after testing positive for bovine tuberculosis, was taken away Thursday evening. The monks who tended to the sick bull mounted a vigorous internet campaign to save its life, arguing the killing Shambo was an affront to their religious rights.
"They have broken into the temple and they're taking him away for slaughter," Hindu Council spokesman Sanjay Mistry told the Associated Press.
During the afternoon Thursday, Moo Tube was broadcasting images of Shambo being tended to by monks in his shrine. By Thursday evening, live images only showed images of the empty hay-lined pen.
Thanks to acelightning for the link to another article which I will pass on to Trevor.