Controversial BJP chief Satya Ranjan Borah on Monday led an indication exterior the Assam State Zoo right here demanding that the practise of feeding beef to animals in captivity be stopped. The BJP chief, together with 30 others, additionally prevented a van carrying beef from coming into the zoo premises.
Borah, a former vp of the state BJP Kisan Morcha, mentioned if the zoo authorities and the Assam authorities don’t cease the provision of beef to the animals, they need to be able to “face the consequences”. The zoo authorities requested the protesters to ahead their calls for to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA), which decides on the meals that must be given to animals.
Animals are fed as per their wants and meals habits that are decided after conducting research. If the CZA modifies the animals’ weight loss plan as per the calls for of the agitators, the zoo authorities are able to comply, a senior official of the Assam State Zoo mentioned. Beef and different kinds of meat are normally fed to tigers and lions.
It is crucial for wild animals to keep up their meals habits as per their diet wants, state Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidiya mentioned. “Every animal has a different food habit. We have to look after that. If we disturb it, they will get irritated which will be problematic for the zoo authorities,” he mentioned.
Borah, who usually makes inflammatory remarks, was within the information lately when he and his supporters had been stopped by the individuals from coming into a village to carry a gathering, resulting in a conflict between the 2 sides, following which police resorted to lathi-charge and opened fireplace.