Foreign News: Mecca of the Sacred Cow

On a small square of muddy city land, sandwiched between a machine shop and a warehouse, stand the murky stables of Gopal Ganpat, Bombay dairyman. Inside the stables, 300 buffalo cows are jammed flank to flank, and behind the stables, fringed by manure, is the pool where Ganpat washes himself, his cows, and his milk containers. "He probably uses the same water to adulterate his milk," said a government guide to a newsman last week.

Working Cows. Ganpat's dairy is typical of the thousands which crowd India's cities—for not all of India's 176 million cattle wander the streets listlessly munching garbage...

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