As the cow is considered a sacred animal in Hindu, in some Indian states you can get up to 10 years in prison for cow slaughter.
NO BAN (dark red)
States where there is no ban on slaughter.
BAN WITH CONDITION (red)
Slaughter of all cow genus allowed, but on condition. Requires fit-for-slaughter certificate, showing animals are above the age 14 (10 in Kerala, 12 in Karnataka, 15 in Bihar) unfit for work, breeding, permanently incapacitated. In Kerala, it’s a panchayat act and in Bihar export not allowed.
CB – Cow and bullock slaughter allowed with a certificate.
B – Cow slaughter banned, bullock allowed with a certificate.
DRACONIAN BAN (black)
The ban on slaughter is so strict that you may have to spend 10 years in jail or pay a fine of up to Rs 10.000 if you eat. sell, possess, transport, export the cow genus (not buffalo). In some states, like in Maharashtra, it is anon-bailable offence.
– Cattle stock by country (Cartogram)