Biology According to Bhakts: “Cows Inhale and Exhale Oxygen”

Five things you can learn from bhakts about how animal biology works, courtesy Rajasthan’s Education Minister.

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Cows have developed a new superpower, according to Rajasthan’s Education Minister, Vasudev Devnani. They are the only animals that can inhale and exhale oxygen, he said at an event.

This is a fascinating development, considering the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation says cows are one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the agricultural sector, producing 18 percent of total global emissions. Cows alone contribute more emissions than the transportation sector, the 2006 FAO report states.

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But the Education Minister has other thoughts on the matter.

There is a need to understand the scientific significance of the cow and ensure that the message reaches all people.
Vasudev Devnani, Rajasthan’s Education Minister

Well, we heard you loud and clear, Vasudev-sir. And we wanted to add a few things to your list of messages about animals people need to hear.

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