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Beef Ban: What Are The Cows Really Getting Out Of It?

Through religious worship of the cow, are we only concerned with protecting its "life" while ignoring its welfare or "quality of life"? Cow-slaughter laws were formed against a backdrop of strong religious and political motivations -- some of which date back several centuries. There is very little science behind these laws. In fact, a search for sound scientific literature on the subject reveals very few studies conducted in the 70s and 80s. Beyond that, the scientific community has largely ignored the issue.