I just recently returned to Jaipur for five days - the lovely Pink City in Rajasthan
where I lived for five months last year. As always, I was amazed at all the
cows wandering about, seemingly owned by no one ( though I'm sure they
must have a home somewhere! ).
In India, by many, especially of the Hindu religion, cows are considered sacred
animals, "God's useful gift to mankind." They walk wherever they wish, in busy
crowded streets and seem unafraid. Horns do not blow at them and cars slow
and wait for them to cross streets. It is not unusual to see them lying in the
street or standing up on medians.
People often bring them food to eat as they forage about in search of a meal.
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