In case you are not aware of this, cuddling and hugging a cow is a thing now. Moreover, this is popular a trend in the west, according to the renowned platform BBC. According to experts, cuddling a cow is therapeutic, as it relieves your anxiety and stress. The new research is, however, not peer-reviewed or established science. For some people it works, like magic. For the rest others, it’s like carrying bad karma from your past lives.
Recently the Animal Welfare Board of India came up with a new thing that is now going viral on social media.
On 14th February, which is popularly celebrated as Valentine’s Day, All you got to do is go to the nearest pasture, or street and hug a bovine (cow, oxen, buffalo).
The ministry writes that Cow (mind the caps), is the backbone of India. And reversing the Cow is Vedic. As we all know, Vedic traditions are almost on the verge of extinction, the appeal reads.
Hence, with the ‘approval of competent authority’ by the direction of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. Signed by Dr. S K Dutta. 14th February i.e. Valentine’s Day will now be celebrated as Cow-Hug Day. Well, there are a lot of days numerous people and politicians have come up with on 14th February but this one grabbed the most attention. Here’s how netizens reacted to it:
— 𝓥𝓲𝓼𝓱𝓪𝓴𝓱 𝓒𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓲𝓪𝓷 (@VishakhCherian) February 8, 2023
Cow Hug Day 🔥 pic.twitter.com/h91pCyNTSa
— Manoj Prabakar S (@imanojprabakar) February 8, 2023
— S a m (@cheguwera) February 8, 2023
"Cow hug day" 😬😬😳😳🙈🙈🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️
"Dimaag kharaab era" kab celebrate karenge? pic.twitter.com/H2Ydc9COx9
— Meghana میگھنا मेघना ਮੇਘਨਾ 🙂 (@archimags) February 8, 2023
If they say ‘Happy Cow Hug Day’ in front of some cow and the happy cow does the needful, the day will turn out to be more fun than Valentine’s. pic.twitter.com/SdxAa89s7R
— Vaibhav Vishal (@ofnosurnamefame) February 8, 2023
Cow hug day ക്ക് ശേഷം മിത്രം 🤒 pic.twitter.com/lmoTYWZDWj
— SHIHAB ☭ (@Shihab_T_Asharf) February 8, 2023
और यही काउ उल्टा पलटवार कर दे तो हग नहीं पाएंगे।
— Pradeep Yadav🇮🇳 (@Pradeep232106) February 8, 2023
— Avinash Singh (@im1avi) February 8, 2023
Forget everything else, tell me how to convey to the #cow 🐄 that we are approaching it to give a hug?
Also how to know that the cow has given its consent for the same?#CowHugDay #ValentinesDay pic.twitter.com/38hvq3BtZg
— Bobins Abraham Vayalil (@BobinsAbraham) February 8, 2023
— Vyshak Thilak (@thevyshakthilak) February 8, 2023