Camels to get heritage status in Rajasthan
Rajasthan government plans to accord state heritage status to the camel, even as it expressed concerns over the animal’s depleting population, crucial for the desert state.
Taking serious note of slaughter and smuggling of the “ship of desert”, the state is also contemplating legislation to protect the animal. “Number of camels is decreasing rapidly due to slaughtering which is illegal. Saving the camel is important for peoples’ livelihood and also for the desert eco-system. So we plan to declare the animal as state heritage,” Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Lal Saini told PTI today….via …dnaindia.com