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Holy Cow! India will be world's largest exporter of Beef? #beef #food #India #export #ironic #waterbuffalo #slaughter

Holy Cow! India will be world's largest exporter of Beef? #beef #food #India #export #ironic #waterbuffalo #slaughter

India Set to Become World’s Largest Beef Exporter 0 Tweet by China DeSpain Freeman May 31, 2012 Categories: Animals , Causes . Photo: Shutterstock.com Here’s a weird fact: India, a country known for its reverence of cows, is set to become the world’s largest exporter of beef this year. New data from the USDA shows that by the end of 2012, India will have exported approximately 1.5 million metric tons of beef, placing it ahead of Brazil, Australia and the U.S. Treehugger is quick to point out how strange that seems : ”Yes, a nation in which cow slaughter is officially prohibited and utterly anathema to the majority of the population due to tradition and/or religion, will overtake three icons of cattle ranching and beef eating.” How? Simple. There’s a loophole. Or more specifically, a technical distinction. The USDA report doesn’t distinguish between the meat of a cow and th...

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