Beef has now been banned in the state of Maharashtra in India. India is a country where 80% of the population is Hindu, and where cows are revered. The ban has generated much criticism and the hashtag #BeefBan has fast become one of the world's top trending hashtags.
Another Indian state has now followed Maharashtra in banning beef slaughter and consumption. The state of Haryana has just passed a bill that outlaws the slaughter of cows in the state, read more about this here.