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  • Introducing “Ahimsa Balancing”

    As an aspiring devotee of Krishna, I face a moral problem: I am pro-dairy but anti-cruelty and anti-slaughter, and I know that the dairy industry and the slaughter industry are partners in cruelty and killing.

  • Why I Became a Vegan

    Was I drinking milk meant for a calf? Would Krishna accept my offering of milk when the cows were raped, killed and slaughtered? Did he, being God need such dairy? If a calf had to be killed so that I may have milk, would I kill it myself? I felt like I was in the ring with Mohammad Ali, knocked out in the first round.

  • Beyond Carnism and Toward Rational, Authentic Food Choices - TEDx

    Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a celebrated speaker, and the author of the award-winning book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.

  • Hare Krishna Milk Featured in World's Best Coffee Adventure

    A lifelong coffee lover opted for milk from a herd of cows Bhaktivedanta Manor after travelling 13,000 miles in search of ingredients for the perfect cup. Read more:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi: The Liberating Power of Non-violence

    Both Martin Luther King and Gandhi were people who gained tremendous inspiration from their faith traditions and were able to perform tremendous feats of courage through the implementation of non-violence.

  • Ahimsa Foundation to Certify All ISKCON India Cow Protection Projects

    The Ahimsa Foundation For Cattle Protection (AFFCAP), an organization started in 2012, has developed a certification process for all ISKCON India cow protection projects, or goshalas.

  • USA's First Certified Slaughter-free Dairy Opens at Gita Nagari

    At the European Leaders’ Meetings this fall, ISKCON leaders discussed a common dilemma for devotees today: do we drink milk? Or do we avoid it, since today’s store-bought milk supports the slaughter industry? The answer is to drink milk from our own protected cows. Unfortunately, there are few ISKCON dairy farms in the world today -- but there are some. 

  • European Leaders Discuss Milk: To Drink or Not to Drink?

    At the annual European Leaders’ Meetings from October 5th to 6th this autumn, ISKCON leaders from all over Europe had a fascinating discussion on a very current and often controversial topic: whether or not to drink milk.

  • ISKCON Attends Ahimsa Campaign Launch in Delhi

    Five ISKCON devotees were invited to attend the All India Ahimsa Paramo Dharma Awareness Campaign launch in Delhi on September 21st. The launch was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official home of the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherji.

  • Animals: "We Feel Just Like You Do"
    Animals have souls and we have a duty to respect them! Anything less is to deny one’s humanity and one’s own soul! I’m afraid that our feelings of superiority are taught by our elitist religions. Fortunately, animals have no such absurd impediments.
  • Ahimsa and the Elevation of All Life

    Aired on 21 Jun 2009, this program is an introduction to the philosophy of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) through an interview with Giriraj Swami.

  • A Celebration of Cows on Krishna’s Birthday

    The world’s largest Janmashtami festival outside of India at Bhaktivedanta Manor attracted more than 60,000 pilgrims on 21st and 22nd August. This year celebrated the launch of the Ahimsa Dairy Foundation, which sells milk from cows that will be retired when their milking days are over and uses bulls to work the land.

  • Ahimsa Slaughter-Free Milk Now On Sale

    Organic milk from cows that will be retired to a sanctuary once their milking days are over is starting its first deliveries this week in north London and surrounding areas, bringing about a revolution in milk production.

  • Book Review: Food for the Soul - Vegetarianism and Yoga Traditions by Steven Rosen
    For those who are meat-eating Yogis, wanting an easy way out, this book is to be avoided at all costs. If, however, you are either a vegetarian or someone who is sitting on the fence -- a sincere meat eater who is ready to give up eating meat for his or her practice of Yoga -- this book will offer much direction, knowledge, and food for thought.
  • Production of UK's Most Expensive Milk, At Bhaktivedanta Manor To Be Expanded

    Production of the most expensive pint of milk in the UK will be expanded after Hare Krishna farmers in Aldenham agreed a deal with a Kent dairy.

  • A Tale Of Two Herds
    The British newspaper The Guardian held a "taste contest" in which the New Gokula ahimsa milk contested against regular shop milk. The outcome has been pretty self-explanatory.
  • Is Unemployment Equivalent to Murder?
    We live in the age of ‘utility theory’. Utility is the defining factor of what is a creature’s ‘validity’ to live. An object is respected as long as it is of economic use to other human beings.
  • Pamela Anderson Urges Manmohan Singh To Reject All Leather Products
    Hollywood star Pamela Anderson, who will enter a TV reality show this week, shot a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, urging to reject all leather products. "I love India and the reverence for animals held by most Indians. But yet one thing fills me with horror and that is the leather trade," she said.
  • New Gokula Farm Opens, Launches Ahimsa Brand Milk
    Although there has been a farm at ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta Manor in the UK since the 1970s, its first fully sustainable farm project, New Gokula—which is set to officially open this weekend—will take the community’s efforts to the next level.