Beef, Cow, Slaughter
- Definitions.— In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—
(a) “beef” means flesh of cow in any form but does not include flesh of cow
contained in sealed containers and imported into the Union territory of Goa, Daman
(b) ‘cow’ means and includes cow, heifer or calf;
(c) ‘Government’ means the Government of Goa, Daman and Diu;
(d) ‘slaughter’ means killing by any method whatsoever;
(e) ‘notification’ means a notification published in the Official Gazette and the word
‘notified’ shall be construed accordingly;
(f) ‘prescribed’ means prescribed by rules made under this Act.
- Prohibition of cow slaughter.— Notwithstanding anything contained in any other
law for the time being in force or any usage or custom to the contrary, no person shall
slaughter or cause to be slaughtered or offer or cause to be offered for slaughter any cow
in any place in the Union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu:
Provided that killing of a cow by accident or in self defence will not be considered as
slaughter under the Act.
- Exceptions.— (1) Nothing in section 3 shall apply to the slaughter of a cow,—
(a) whose suffering is such as to render its destruction desirable according to the
certificate of the Veterinary Officer of the area or such other Officer of the Animal
Husbandry Department as may be prescribed; or
(b) which is suffering from any contagious or infectious disease notified as such by
the Government; or
(c) which is subjected to experimentation in the interest of medical and public health
research by a certified medical practitioner of the Animal Husbandry Department.
(2) Where it is intended to slaughter a cow for the reasons specified in clause (a) or
clause (b) of sub-section (1), it shall be incumbent for a person doing so to obtain the
prior permission in writing of the Veterinary Officer of the area or such other Officer of
the Animal Husbandry Department as may be prescribed.
- Prohibition of sale of beef.— Except as herein excepted and notwithstanding
anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, no person shall sell or
offer for sale or cause to be sold beef or beef-products in any form except for such
medicinal purposes as may be prescribed.
- Establishment of institutions.— There shall be established by the Government or
by any local authority, when so directed by the Government, institutions for the reception,
maintenance and care of uneconomic cows.
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