On the contrary the people employed in trade connected with the slaughter of cows and its progeny promote slaughter of animals irrespective of age. It is a fact that men employed in the trade are mostly Muslims and they have no qualms in killing cows. Indeed this factor too caused the Hindu-Muslim divide to be wider and deeper.
Since the Indian National Congress treats the Muslim community as their vote bank, they go out of their way to assuage their ruffled feelings. So the present Chief Minister, Shri Siddhramaiyah overturned what the BJP had done when they were in power. To start with, the axe fell on the Cow Slaughter(prevention of) Act and the political party in power was determined to kill many birds with one stone. The success has not eluded him. The aim plus, that is consolidation of the Muslim votes for the Congress Party has also been achieved.
Looking at the problem of cow slaughter from a wider angle, we find that there is a lot of discontentment among the Hindus that an animal sacred to their religious thought is being summarily dismissed as a non-entity and then led to the slaughter house to be done to death. At times the act of slaughter is done right on the road in full view of the passers b y without using even a gunny bag as a makeshift curtain.
A large number of states of the Union of India do not let cows and their progenies being slaughtered and the Cow Protection Act is in force. However, the Central government is of the view that since the issue falls under one of the subjects listed in the jurisdiction of the states, so that they make laws and promulgate. In my view since the subject can be brought in the Concurrent List of subjects, the central legislation is possible provided the central government makes up its mind to go ahead.