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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Urban cows

AP reports:
[A]s urban India grows more crowded, cattle are an increasing problem.

In New Delhi, which 13 million people share with an estimated 28,000 cows, the problems are legion: Wandering cows clog streets and cause road accidents. Herds of cows spread trash and disease as they tear open plastic garbage bags in search of food and leave trails of dung. They sometimes trample people to death.

So in early May, the New Delhi high court ordered the removal of stray cattle from the city's streets.

Yes, they may seem like docile creatures, but cows can be pretty mean machines. But this is not the time for me to elaborate on that.

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