- Posted January 30, 2013 by
Animal Aid Unlimited
They were thrown out because they are not productive. Cows that have failed to get pregnant or "fail" to give milk, or who simply don't "yield" enough milk to pay for their upkeep, those cows are turned loose despite the fact that 10 months out of the year there is no food for them except what's left in garbage heaps filled with plastic bags.
Stray cows who wander the streets of Udaipur are at high risk of being hit by vehicles, and illnesses related to the consumption of plastic.
Urban families who own cows for dairy production have no need or desire to keep the less-productive cows or the ‘use-less’ bull-calves. The animals are either sold for their leather or are abandoned on the street.
Living on the street is hard for cows. They scavenge for food in the garbage, ingesting huge amounts of plastic in the search for tiny bits of nutrients. They wander and sit in the roads which puts them at great risk for life-threatening injuries by speeding cars and trucks who carelessly whiz past.
When these beautiful animals need help, Animal Aid is ready.
The AA rescue team responds to emergency calls coming in on our help-line and brings the suffering cow or bull back to the AA hospital/sanctuary for treatment and care.
Common emergency cases:
· Broken leg/s after being hit by a car
· Injured leg/s from falling in a ditch or drain
· Wounds infested with maggots
· Illness from plastic consumption
· Infant bull-calves orphaned on the street
· Other ailments or injuries
At the AA hospital/sanctuary cows are treated, fed, loved and given ample space to live. They often find friendship with someone in the herd, and spend the day grooming one another and nibbling on grass and hay.
Animal Aid is currently the home to more than 30 permanently disabled and recovering cows!