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Cows Clash With India’s Love of Dairy

Measures to protect the animals may limit the production of milk and crimp farm income
Families visit the Shri Krishna Gaushala to feed the livestock

There’s a nursing home on the outskirts of New Delhi that offers free food and lodging, a well-resourced hospital, and 300 attendants to cater to residents’ every need. Its clients are cows.

The Shri Krishna Gaushala, a 37-acre sanctuary with a duck pond and a 150 million-rupee ($2.4 million) annual budget, is one of thousands of havens in India for abandoned, sick, and unproductive cows. Their ranks have swelled since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government moved

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