A cow shelter in Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India. There are an estimated 25,000 gaushalas, or “cow shelters”, in India providing cattle with sanctuary from illegal slaughter. Photo: SCMP Pictures A cow shelter in Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India. There are an estimated 25,000 gaushalas, or “cow shelters”, in India providing cattle with sanctuary from illegal slaughter. Photo: SCMP Pictures
A cow shelter in Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India. There are an estimated 25,000 gaushalas, or “cow shelters”, in India providing cattle with sanctuary from illegal slaughter. Photo: SCMP Pictures

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A cow shelter in Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India. There are an estimated 25,000 gaushalas, or “cow shelters”, in India providing cattle with sanctuary from illegal slaughter. Photo: SCMP Pictures A cow shelter in Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India. There are an estimated 25,000 gaushalas, or “cow shelters”, in India providing cattle with sanctuary from illegal slaughter. Photo: SCMP Pictures
A cow shelter in Geeta Colony, New Delhi, India. There are an estimated 25,000 gaushalas, or “cow shelters”, in India providing cattle with sanctuary from illegal slaughter. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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