Cow only animal that inhales, exhales O2: Allahabad HC Judge
The Allahabad high court judge who asked for the cow to be declared India’s “national animal” while denying bail to a man accused of cow slaughter has said in the same 12-page order that “scientists believe cow is the only animal that inhales and exhales oxygen”.
Written in Hindi, Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav’s order claims it is a tradition in India to use ghee made of cow milk in each oblation during a yajna because “this gives special energy to sunrays, which ultimately causes rain”.
Justice Yadav’s observations about the cow’s supposedly unique respiratory process and other extraordinary qualities mirrors former Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s 2019 statement that unlike any other mammal, the cow exhales oxygen rather than carbon dioxide.
“Panchgavya which is made of cow milk, curd, ghee, urine and cow dung helps in treatment of several incurable diseases,” states the order denying bail to the cow slaughter accused from UP’s Sambhal.
Quoting Arya Samaj founder Dayanand Saraswati, Justice Yadav says a cow, in her lifetime contributes milk to over 400 humans but her meat can feed just 80 people. “Jesus Christ said that killing a cow or an ox is like killing a human.”
Since a cow’s existence is integral to Indian culture, consuming beef cannot be considered a fundamental right of any citizen, the order says to build the argument that Parliament should bring a law to declare it the national animal and deter people who talk about harming it.
“The right to life is above the right to kill and the right to eat cow-beef can ever be considered a fundamental right. Right to life can’t be snatched away merely for another’s pleasure of taste, and that the right to life is above the right to kill. The right to consume cow-beef can never be a Fundamental Right,” the order states.