dog looking at severed cow head (india)

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dog looking at severed cow head (india)

Dog looking at the severed head of a cow, on the ground in front of a meat shop in Meghalaya (India)

It may sound strange, but in some regions of India, people do eat cows.­

I took this series of photos in a village in the East Khasi Hills, a region of the Meghalaya State in North-East India, inhabited by the Khasi people.­ Khasi people were animist but most converted to Christianity, and they do eat beef.­

In this village, several meat shops were selling beef meat and they displayed the severed heads of the slaughtered cows on the ground in front of their shop.­ They have no fridges so the animals are slaughtered early in the morning, and all the fresh meat and organs must be sold by the end of the day.­

For more info about the Khasi people, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Khasi_­people.

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April 1, 2013
National Highway 40, Pynursla, Meghalaya 793110, India