Across India, cow vigilante attacks show no sign of stopping. Now, the centre has brought in even stronger cow protection rules, forbidding the sale of cattle at markets for slaughter. This kind of cow-centric policymaking, and statements by top BJP leaders, feeds the paranoia that the holy cow is under greater threat than before. But what are the facts to back this claim? Is illegal trafficking and slaughter of cow rising at alarming levels? This week, using the Right to Information, ground reports, and fact-gathering, we try to collate the data on the extent of illegal cattle slaughter and trafficking in India. Watch what we found.