Panaji: The issue of tiger killing was discussed in the Goa Assembly on Wednesday, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Churchill Alemao said that tigers should be “punished” for eating cows when humans are punished for the same.
A tigress and her three cubs were killed by five locals in Mahadayi Wildlife Sanctuary last month. Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat had raised this concern through calling attention motion on the floor of the House during the Assembly session on Wednesday.
NCP MLA Churchill Alemao said, “What is the punishment for a tiger when he eats a cow? When a human being eats cow, he is punished.”
Churchill Alemao said, As far as wildlife is concerned, tigers are important but as far as human beings are concerned, cows are important.”
“The human angle in the entire episode should not be ignored.” Churchill Alemao reiterates.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that locals had killed the tigers as the wild cats had attacked their livestock.
Responding to the calling attention motion, “A compensation would be paid within three or four days to farmers who have lost their cattle to animal attacks,” Pramod Sawant added.