The Animal Welfare Board in India has withdrawn its appeal to citizens to celebrate February 14 as Cow Hug Day.
According to ‘Hindustan Times’, the Animal Welfare Board has said in a statement on Friday that the appeal to celebrate ‘Cow-Hug Day’ has been withdrawn on the orders of the Ministry of Fisheries.
Two days ago, the Animal Welfare Board appealed to citizens to celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14 this year as ‘Cow Hug Day’.
“The cow is part of India’s culture and rural economy,” says the appeal on the Animal Welfare Board’s website.
The Animal Welfare Board further said, “All cow lovers should celebrate February 14 as Cow Hug Day to highlight the importance of cows, add joy and positive energy to life.”
It should be noted that the Animal Welfare Board works under the Ministry of Fisheries of India whose responsibilities include animal protection.