Lessons from Nepal 2
In Nepal, the killing of a cow is illegal and equates to manslaughter. For a Hindu vet to kill a cow, they are not only risking being charged as a criminal, their religion regards them as a heinous sinner. Yet, one brave Nepalese vet faced with a decision to end suffering in a cow with terrible injuries from the earthquake, against his law and religion, did what he thought was morally and professionally correct (Chand 2015).
For Australian veterinarians opposing live export, we have it very easy…..we can do this legally and all we have to fear are our peers' opinions…! We are humbled by the actions of our Nepalese colleague, Dr Rakesh Chand.
Ref: Chand R. Aust Vet J 2015;93:8
24/7/2016 02:21:03 pm
Really proud when you get to hear people praising your actions. I did what I felt was right and would have done the same thing if I got another chance. Thank you VALE for the blog.
25/7/2016 09:54:44 am
That is our pleasure Dr Chand. Thank you for the example you set. We are glad you found the blog.
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