Bhadrabahu Vijay

The Jain Panjarapol--Shelter for Cattle

Non-violence and benevolence are a part and parcel of the very life of a Jain, hence the Jains maintain shelter-houses for helpless and dumb animals and birds. In those places, animals and birds which are helpless, incapacitated, crippled and disabled are given shelter. In those houses, arrangements are made for providing fodder, water, medicine, treatment and other facilities to them. The cattle that are likely to be sent to slaughter-houses are rescued and kept in these places and are attended to, Even today, in areas like Rajasthan and Gujarat, there are such houses giving shelter to hundreds and thousands of animals and birds.