Related commentaries – Idolatry

India has 200 million “sacred cows”

India really does not have a hunger problem because of a lack of food. The Hindu religion teaches reincarnation in the form of animals. And so it is against religious laws to kill rats, mice, cows, and other animals. Every cow eats enough food to feed seven people, and there are 200 million “sacred cows” in India. If the people of India would just stop feeding these cows, they would have enough to feed 1,400,000,000 people. That is more than one-fourth of the entire world’s population. (Encyclopedia of Illustrations - #5530).