There's a great Gary Larsen cartoon somewhere in this story, just waiting to be created.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - After the king, it is now the turn of his cows to face removal from two days after it was turned into a museum, a government official said on Tuesday. ,
Gyanendra, the last king of Nepal, left the main palace last week after a special assembly voted in May to abolish the 239-year-old monarchy and turn the Himalayan nation into a republic.
abolish the 239-year-old monarchy and turn the Himalayan nation into a republic.
But Gyanendra's 60 cows still graze in the sprawling grounds of the Narayanhiti palace in the heart of Kathmandu. He used the cows for fresh milk but authorities say the animals, considered holy by Hindus, must also leave.
"We can't keep them there and no decision has yet been taken about what to do with them," said Govinda Prasad Kusum, a senior bureaucrat in charge of preparing an inventory of palace contents.... "Maybe the livestock department under the Nepal, a mostly Hindu nation, forbids slaughtering cows. should use these cows for research purposes," he said.