Feeds

Delhi to RFID chip cows

Fighting wandering sacred bovine fraud

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

The Delhi authorities will RFID chip stray cows in an attempt to tackle the menace of stray cow fraud, the BBC reports.

The streets of the Indian capital are absolutely chokka with wandering sacred bovines - up to 40,000 of the blighters - and they pose such a risk to traffic that the Delhi High Court recently ruled that the powers that be had to offer a $45 reward for every stray brought in for later disposal to a new owner.

Naturally, there's a temptation for the new owner to then bring the cow back in and claim another quick $45, but the $11 chip put in the animal's stomach on the occasion of its first capture will nip this scam in the bud.

To demonstrate just how big the ownerless cow problem is, the BBC concludes by citing the recent case of a woman who "broke her arm after a cow being chased by residents slammed into her". Whether the poor animal was being hunted for the bounty on its head is not noted. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING
Alpine chamois being squashed by global warming
Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future
We feel obliged to point out the headline statement is total, utter cobblers
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers
Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants
Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan
Adorkable overshare of words like photobomb in this year's dictionaries
And hipsters are finally defined as self-loathing. Sort of
Not a loyal follower of @BritishMonarchy? You missed The QUEEN*'s first Tweet
Her Maj opens 'Information Age' at the Science Museum
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.