NEW DELHI India --
Kenya made headlines in most leading papers and TV channels
with a remark by the right wing Hindu leader Mohn Bhagwat on
Saturday said that people in Kenya sometimes drink blood of
cows to survive, but they don’t kill them or eat their meat, writes Swami Anand Kul Bhushan.
This remark in the current controversy about cow slaughter,
holy animals for Hindus, has made big news and is also gone
viral on Twitter.
Speaking in Nagpur, the chief of Rastriya Swamsevek Sang,
RSS, said that in certain situations like famine, people in
Kenya drink the blood of cows to survive but they don’t kill
them or eat their flesh, according to a PTI news item.
They insert a tube made of bamboo in the jugular vein of
cows and suck blood.
But in no way the animal is killed for consumption since
there is a ban on cow killing in the African nation, said
Bhagwat, a veterinary doctor by training.