Camel declared New state Animal of Rajasthan. As per press release on 30th June 2014. Camel also known as "Ship of desert" is declared State Animal of Rajasthan. In meeting preservation of Camel and it saving / Formation of Rajasthan Ushtravanshiya Pashu Adhiniyam 2014 is also announced. It will help to ban the slaughter and trafficking of the ‘ship of the desert’ in Rajasthan. There has been a sharp decline in the number of camels, in the recent past as these are transported to neighboring states such as Uttar Pradesh for slaughter. The camel is a common means of transportation for the local population in the western rajashtan and Thar desert.
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