Kincsem- Cows are very, very rarely killed and eaten in India at all. In fact most of the nation, with the exception of two provinces, is under a slaughter ban. The slaughter bans in India are based off religion not morals so to say they have "better morals" than some people on this board seems a little ignorant. There are practices in India that I'm sure you would find immoral: the caste system, the common but illegal practice of child selling, the continual wars over the rights to the Kashmir province etc. In fact until sometime in the late 12th century (and as late as the 18th century) cows were used in sacrafice. The discontinuation of using cows as sacraficial animals also does seem to have coincided with the emergence and development of agrifulture, although claims along these lines are difficult to prove. How does that sit with your morals? I would continue this discourse on the modern and historical use of cattle in Indian culture but it would be off topic. I am attempting to point out however that your analogy is not apt and your comment on the morals of the people on this board is offensive. If you would like to make your analogy apt I would be delighted to hear about this religion you apparently practice where the horse is revered with a sacredness that is comprable to the religous light that most Indians hold the cow.