It was argued that buffaloes and bulls continue to provide dung and urine which can be used by farmers to increase productivity of land.
Verma also cited Article 48 of the Constitution to submit that the Directive Principles of State Policy promote prohibition on slaughter of any animal or its progeny.
The petitioner contended that the existing cow slaughter ban discriminates between male and female animals.
“If there is prohibition on slaughter of any person, then male and female both are (sic) prohibited. There is prohibition on the peacock, then peahen will also be prohibited,” the plea stated.