India is a religious place, a country where people of various religious beliefs reside, but a religion that is followed by most of the people of the country in Hinduism. One of the many things about Hinduism that leaves me spellbound is worshiping flora and fauna. Animals and Plants are treated in such a manner that they are above everything. They are said to be extremely religious, which in some way, promotes planting trees and saving animals from violence and hunting. This worshiping tells us to eliminate the wrong behavior that we follow against these animals or plants. The animal that enjoys the highest religious value in this country is a Cow, which is why, it is the most domesticated animal that can be found in any corner of the country.
India is said to be a subcontinent flooded with religions and people following different forms of GOD. Each religion of this country has been worshiping cow as a religious animal. Cows and their close relatives including buffaloes etc. are used for domestication purposes, especially in commercial world. Cows are basically used for obtaining milk, and that is the sole commercial purpose of cow in India. In foreign countries, beef is very commonly consumed by people, but here in India, eating beef, or even murdering a cow for beneficial purposes is considered to be a sin.
Cow is a domesticated animal, that has a huge build, is a total vegan, and rarely attack someone. Bulls are domesticated in Spain for the purpose of Bullfighting and other such events, which are banned in India. Cows are worshiped in this region. On an estimate, among India’s population, hundreds of thousand of people depend on cows for feeding their own and family’s stomach, as cow is the source of income for them. Dairy has been a blooming business in India since Dr. Verghese Kurien marked the beginning of White Revolution in India. A few facts about cows, which are usually unknown by most of the people are mentioned here.
- Ever seen a cow jump?
Cows are very emotional animals. It has been observed by a few scientists who are doing their research works on cows that just like human beings, cows’ heartbeat rate increases on finding something exciting, like if they are able to find a way to open the door of their food reserves, or if they get a chance to get out of their barn after a long time. Symptoms of excitation like dilation in pupil, increase in the rate of heartbeat or even jumping up in the air have been observed to be very common in cows.
- That is my friend, while that is my enemy
Cows are great in remembering, that is they have a great, fully developed mind. These cattle, just like humans, make a few well chosen friends and prefer spending time with them. They graze the field, walk the streets and do the chores with them, while stay away from the bullies, that is those fellow cows, who donot behave good with each other. Cows keep grudges for long, and get them out when the time is right, in a vengeful manner.
As we all know, cows are best known for their milk, which can be further processed and used to make products like cheese, yogurt, butter etc. Cow’s milk has various numerous nutritional components, that fulfill the demands of humans, and thus, acting as a healthy diet for us. Cow’s give a thicker sort of milk, having much more nutritional value than ordinary milk, for a few months after giving birth to their child. Milking is the reason, why cows are the most domesticated animals of India.
Cows don’t only make commercial pets, but also are great pets to hang out with. They keep calm all the time, but when they get angry, you better run for your lives. It is said that bulls get angry by red cloth, but that is just a myth. Bulls get angry by the waving cloth, not by the colour, which can be inferred from the fact that they are green and blue colourblind. Cows do ask for a little care, if you are going to pet them. Regular supplies of hay, grass or stock need to be made to a cow. Cows also drink lotsand lots of water everyday, so continuous supply of fresh water need to be made sure if you are thinking of domesticating a cow. Cow’s feces, when in dried form, is used as a manure, and is said to be the best for restoring the nitrogen content of sland, thus making it fertile. It is also a great source of bio fuel, and thus is being used in bio fuel plants on a large scale. In some regions of India, even the urine of cow is said to have nutritional values, and is consumed to cure various diseases. Cow’s leather is used in skins, and the intestines are used to make sausages. The meat is used as beef or veal for consumption, but not in India. Thus, it can be said that cow is a complete package on the whole, and an ideal pet to have.