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Indian aged care project

Post by Dreamweaver » 12 Jan 2019, 07:26

Indian aged care residents to live alongside stray cattle in pilot project to improve wellbeing

Being surrounded by chicks improves wellbeing of aged care residents.
When it comes to aged care, it's probably fair to say cows don't top the list of requirements.
The idea has been suggested as a way to stop animals, and the elderly being neglected
Stray cattle will also be placed in special hostels under the animal welfare blitz

Cows are a sacred animal in India, and have even been used to justify mob attacks
But a planned pilot facility in the Indian capital New Delhi is taking a novel approach to the sector, pairing some of the megacity's thousands of stray cattle with senior citizens in a bid to improve wellbeing.

"When a cow dries up, people leave her and she ends up in a gaushala [cow shelter]," Development Minister Gopal Rai told local media.
"Similarly, humans too are abandoned and sent to old age homes, even by rich families."
Mr Rai said the "helpless elders" would take care of the cows and "lead their lives happily".

It's not the first time animals have been used to combat loneliness within aged care.
In Australia, elderly residents in the regional community of Casino are paired with chickens to improve wellbeing.


ABC/AFPhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-11/cows-and ... t/10708350
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Post by Perrorist » 12 Jan 2019, 10:16

I wonder how the cows feel about that.

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Post by Teddy » 12 Jan 2019, 12:29

Do the ones at Casino then emerge as Spring chickens?

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Post by Perrorist » 12 Jan 2019, 14:14

Teddy wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 12:29
Do the ones at Casino then emerge as Spring chickens?
If so, count me in.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 12 Jan 2019, 21:02

:heeheehee
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