Cow only animal that inhales, exhales oxygen: Rajasthan education minister

Cow is the only animal that inhales as well as exhales Oxygen, claimed Rajasthan Education Minister Vasudev Devnani.

Cow only animal that inhales, exhales oxygen: Rajasthan education minister

Cow is the only animal that inhales as well as exhales Oxygen, claimed Rajasthan Education Minister Vasudev Devnani.

He made the statement while speaking at the Hingonia Goshala during an event organised by Akshay Patra foundation Saturday, reports Indian Express.

Devnani underscored the ‘scientific significance’ of the cow. “The cow is the only animal that takes in oxygen and also releases oxygen,” he said, adding that “there is a need to understand the scientific significance of the cow and ensure that the message reaches all people”.


The minister’s assertion contradicts the claims made by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, which in a 2006 report held livestock, including cows, responsible for large amounts of GHG emissions, from their digestive systems as well as manure decay.

Earlier in December last year scientists and medical experts floated 40 proposals, including setting up a “gau vigyan (cow science) university” and researching the “anti-cancer” properties of cow urine, at a workshop organised by the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi.