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Articles tagged as Protection

  • Twin Bulls Born in Vrindavan Goshala

    In late October, there was a quite rare event in the ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Swami Goshala established by Srila Prabhupada in Vrindavana, India. A beautiful black cow named Arati gave birth to twin bull calves.

  • British ISKCON Community Betrayed by RSPCA

    In an act that will shock Britain's Hindu community, the RSPCA aided by a vet and escorted by police officers this morning secretly killed a cow at the largest Hindu temple in Britain while worshipers were at prayer.

  • The Madness of Modern Morality

    When the RSPCA decided yesterday to ignore the protestations of her devotee carers and “put down” the ailing Gangotri (a 13 year-old cow living at Bhaktivedanta Manor) they were moved by compassionate considerations. Their spokesperson said, "We do understand and respect religious beliefs but at the heart of our organization is the belief that animals should not suffer." In their view the pain she felt from “infected sores” was such that the only answer was to kill her by lethal injection, which they duly administered as the horrified devotees looked on.

  • British Hindus Mobilize to Change Law

    The shock and bereavement felt by Hindu monks yesterday after a temple cow was killed by the RSPCA, was today turning to anger and a mobilisation of Hindus throughout the country.

  • Angry Hindu Leaders Condemn Over-zealous RSPCA

    Angry Hindu leaders from across Britain massed for an emergency meeting on Sunday following the putting to death of a cow at a temple outside London. They were united in their condemnation of the ‘officious and self-righteous’ RSPCA, and the ‘unthinking complicity’ of Defra and the police.

  • ISKCON Central Office of Child Protection Announces New Assistant Director
    The ISKCON Central Office of Child Protection is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mahavishnupriya Devi Dasi as Assistant Director. Her main services to the CPO will be investigating cases of child abuse, and managing the adjudication process of CPO cases.
  • The Brahmans Come Home
    Members of ISCOWP, ISKCON’s cow protection branch, travelled the 1,456 miles from West Virgina to Texas this August to add three new Brahman calves to their herd. No, Brahman cows are not bovines of especially high birth who bathe three times daily and wear sacred threads. But close – they were originally exported from India to the rest of the world, and are the poster-child sacred cows of Hinduism. Immediately recognizable, a Brahman cow is distinguished by a large distinctive hump on its shoulders and a loose flap of skin hanging from its neck.
  • Holidays, Trees, Gardens, Apes and Violins
    We made the national news recently as our new calf - whom we’ve named Gangotri - was born. We are all very happy to see her into the world and pray that she will never have to struggle like her namesake. The Guardian supplement did a nice piece with a colour picture.
  • As Steaks Mount, Hare Krishnas Beef Up Appeals to Save Cows
    NEW VRINDABAN, West Virginia, USA -- Saving cows, the Hare Krishnas in this village have learned, is a lot easier in India. Created four decades ago, New Vrindaban was the first cattle sanctuary in the U.S. At its peak, it had 434 bovine refugees. Today, the cattle population is down to 80 because there's not enough money to support more. So the Hare Krishna community is borrowing a tactic more commonly used by charities that try to save people.
  • Sanctuary Saves Cattle from Slaughterhouse

    Summer grilling season is in full swing - but while many are flipping burgers and steaks, one local community is firm in its dedication to keep mankind's bovine companions from harm. The New Vrindaban community of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, better known as the Hare Krishnas, near Moundsville has operated a cow sanctuary since the community's inception in 1968 - the first of its kind in the United States.

  • Longer Life for Milk Drinkers Say British Researchers
    Research undertaken by the Universities of Reading, Cardiff and Bristol has found that drinking milk can lessen the chances of dying from illnesses such as coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke by up to 15-20%. In recent times milk has often been portrayed by the media as an unhealthy food.
  • New Book Release : Capitalism Communism And Cowism - A New Economics For The 21st Century
    The world is in search of an economic system that works for the people and the Planet. And this search has been going on for the last one hundred years without much success. We may like it or not, but our time and options are running out. Our present economic paradigms are leading us fast on the path of self-annihilation.
  • First North American Child Protection Office Launched
    At the 2012 North American Governing Body and Temple President meetings in Dallas, Texas, this January, Lilasuka Dasi was announced as the head of the first ever North American regional Child Protection Office.
  • US Child Protection Office Launches New Website and Educational Events
    On Saturday May 5th, the appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva—Lord Krishna’s half-man half-lion form known for protecting His devotees—ISKCON North America’s Child Protection Office launches its official website.
  • India Files Murder Charges Against Suspects in Brutal Gang Rape

    Indian authorities added murder charges Saturday for suspects in the brutal gang rape that led to the death of a 23-year-old woman and sent outraged protesters to the streets.

  • Delhi Gang-Rape and the Modern Shurapanakha

    The horrifying gang-rape of a young physiotherapy student in a private bus in Delhi has sparked outrage across India. Our female citizens definitely require much better security. We need a more vigilant police force, prompter help-lines, and stronger and swifter punishments for sexual assaulters. Yet will better security be enough?

  • Sadness of Delhi Rape Death

    The present perverted culture of India allows rape and molestation of women to take place anywhere and everywhere in the nation.

  • New Developments in Child Protection Seva at North American CPO

    Encouraging news has continued to come out of ISKCON’s new North American Child Protection Office. After a March 2011 meeting of North American GBC members and temple presidents, the regional office was established in Alachua, Florida in January 2012 to fill an important need and cement child protection as a priority in ISKCON.

  • Jude – Champion of the Cows

    Jude Ackland, just 8 years old set his mind on a challenge never even dreamed of by children his age. He cycled 62 miles from Oxford to London for the Ahimsa Dairy Foundation, promoting cruelty-free milk production. Oxford was initially known as “Oxenaforda” meaning “Ford of the Oxen”; it began with the foundation of an oxen crossing around 900 AD.

  • 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.

  • In the Land of the Holy Cow, Hindu Fury Over India’s Beef Exports

    The rioters were incensed over an issue arguably as old as India itself: the eating of beef.

  • 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.

  • Cows Saved from the Slaughterhouse

    These cows have been providing milk for their owner for years, but he could not afford keeping them anymore. Thanks to the German fundraising campaign, these animals avoided the chance of being slaughtered. Watch how they react.

  • The Desi Cow – Almost Extinct

    India is the world’s largest producer of milk. But in 10 years, we will be forced to start importing it. And the Indian cow will no longer exist.

  • We Must Accept High Cost of Cow Protection, Says New Minister

    We can have successful cow protection projects in ISKCON. But only if we’re willing to accept the high cost of violence-free milk, and of caring for cows and their handlers.That’s the message that Shyamasundara Das, the recently appointed Global Minister for Cow Protection and Agriculture, is bringing to communities around the world. 

  • New Govardhana Begins Final Stage of Self-Sufficiency Plan

    In the picturesque Tweed Valley in New South Wales, Australia, ISKCON’s New Govardhana farm began work on the final stage of its five-part self-sufficiency plan in late May of this year. Once the plan is complete, it won’t immediately render the community fully self-sufficient; however it will set the farm on the path towards gradually reaching that goal.

  • Mississippi Kirtan Mela to Promote Cow Protection

    Seven hundred people including animal lovers, environmentalists, alternative medicine enthusiasts and ISKCON devotees are expected to turn out for this year’s Save The Cow Kirtan Mela at New Talavana, Mississippi from October 24th to 26th. The event will raise awareness for New Talavan’s cow protection program – one of the largest in the US – which has cared for a steady 100 cows or more since 1976.