The menace of
stray cattle in Goa cannot be understated. Most Goans and tourists will have experienced this first hand.
– traffic obstruction
– deaths due to
accidents on roads
– agricultural damage and
– invasion of the
touristic places like beaches etc.
With increasing vehicular traffic, this menace has become a life-threatening one.
Tourists on the other hand, want a picture or two with the cows on beaches and/or roads further denting the image of Goa and India abroad.
What we need is better enforcing of the stray cattle management act.
– Mandatory branding of all cattle
– More cattle pounds
– More reporting of strays
– Punitive fines from owners claiming the cattle from the pounds
– Strict fines for tourists feeding and or photographing strays on beaches and tourist spots
Anybody wanting to feed cows and take pictures should be directed to the pounds instead.