For These Vigilantes In India, Cows Come Before People
Their goal is to protect cows, but some groups' extreme behavior has led to attacks and even deaths.By Melissa Prax | August 7, 2016
India has cow vigilantes whose goal is to protect the animals — but for some, that comes at the cost of other humans.
Cows are highly valued and respected among much of India's largely Hindu population, and the vigilantes want to enforce that.
This often includes targeting low-income families and those outside of the Hindu faith who eat beef.