India: ”Not one slaughterhouse fulfilled the legal requirements”

In India, 1.3 billion people are affected by the curfew due to the corona pandemic. Also in Bantala, where millions of people work in the leather industry.

Leather is the skin of animals, which is chemically preserved through tanning. The chemicals come from China and, like in China, dogs are also to be slaughtered here for the leather industry.

Although China is the largest leather producer and exporter itself, it imports cheap leather from India.

In the end, it is no longer possible to determine where the leather really comes from.

India is the largest producer of cheap leather in Asia.

From here, a great demand for finished leather and leather goods is exported to Japan, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France. And for the neighboring countries of Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, the leather comes from India.

Since India exports leather worth billions of euros, cows are simply caught on the streets, but so are dogs.

Since everything has to happen very quickly, their legs are chopped off so that they can no longer run away. Then the skin is torn off their bodies while they are alive.

The fact that dogs and cats are also slaughtered for the leather industry in India was rather unknown, especially since dog and cat meat are prohibited. But after the police in Calcutta confiscated 20 tons of dog and cat meat, there is great fear that this meat will also be sold in restaurants.

Slaughtering cows is legal in Kerala and West Bengal. Therefore the animals are carted there.

Excruciating transport

At the markets, the animals are given liters of water before they are sold so that they look plump and can be sold for more money. Cows and calves that are far too young are also sold to traders, contrary to the law, and crammed onto overcrowded trucks to the slaughterhouse.

This often leads to the animals falling on top of one another, trampling on one another, or injuring one another with their horns. Cows that collapse on a march are rubbed chili in the eyes, hit with sticks, or their tails are broken to get them to stand up again.

Ingrid Newkirk, President of Peta, followed one of the caravans of cattle stumbling towards Kerala.

“It’s a hideous journey,” she writes “To keep them moving, drivers beat the animal across their hip bones, where there is no fat to cushion the blows. The cows are not allowed to rest or drink.

Many cows sink to their knees. Drivers beat them and twist their battered tails to force them to rise. If that doesn’t work they torment the cows into moving by rubbing hot chili peppers and tobacco into their eyes.”


Millions of cows are imported into Bangladesh from neighboring India every year. Although these are “sacred” in India, the workers there quickly forget and kill the cows on the street or in slaughterhouses – without prior anesthesia.


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And I mean…There is hardly a well-known brand that does not have its products manufactured in India. Around 90 percent of Indian leather ends up in the European Union; Germany is the second most important sales market.

Over 90% of the leather products marketed today are tanned with chrome, one of the most dangerous and toxic substances in the world.

Extreme animal suffering, systematic harm to people and above all to children in the production countries such as Bangladesh, unimaginable environmental pollution, and health hazards from wearing leather products are the diabolic cycle of the leather mafia.

The barbaric treatment of these animals has been hidden too long, but the truth is:
“Sacred” cows, allowed to run around anywhere, are stolen even on the street. It is estimated that there are around 30,000 illegal and unlicensed slaughterhouses that kill and skin cows or calves at night and in fog. Workers often cut the animals’ throats without anesthesia.

The Indian tanneries have no systematic control over the real origin of all rawhides. The illegal butchers simply sell the hides as buffalo hides to avoid persecution by the Indian authorities.

Yet greed, poverty, ignorance, and the absence of regulation and supervision have brought India’s cows to the point where their treatment is on the threshold of becoming a major international scandal.

Militant animal rights activists have now declared war on local butchers and tanneries.

My best regards to all, Venus

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