I have seen scavengers like crows and feral dogs… Have you seen cows?
Cattle are vegetarian by nature. But can you overlook the fact that some amount of meat maybe gobbled up by them, while rummaging through the garbage piles? You can even see them deliciously chomping the polythene bags and the so-called biodegradable trash bags.
More than 2 decades has passed since the epidemic Mad Cow disease in UK. However, there is no guarantee that it won’t come back. Mad Cow disease is actually called Bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Okay it sounds silly, but this disease has caused even the death of humans.
It was reported that about 4.4 million cattle were killed during the eradication program in 1989. Before this widespread disease could be eradicated, it spread to humans killing about 200 of us. The cause of Mad Cow disease was traced to the consumption of meat by the animals. During 80’s (Although I think, this must have been happening from a long time), the cattle rearers used to mix animal by-products with cattle feed.
Almost all the areas in Bangalore city has a particular space for garbage disposal…and it is not allotted by the municipality! It can be a corner of a road, a sidewalk, among the ruins of a building. It can be any place the public feels convenient to dump garbage. Isn’t that so moronic?
Those who have seen the city, at least once will agree, when i say the garbage situation here is hopeless. For a start, deploying huge trash containers will be a good idea, instead of strewing about the side walk. At least, this would keep animals away and the city clean.
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