Cow Protection

  • To Kill Cows means to end Human Civilization. S.B 1.4.9
  • Killing of animals is a symptom of barbarian society. SB 1.9.26
  • The basic principle of economic development is centered on land and cows. SB 1.10.4
  • The cow is beneficial because one can draw religious principles from her. SB 1.17.3

Scriptures on Cow slaughter:

The mlecchas, however, make plans to install slaughterhouses for killing bulls and cows along with other animals, thinking that they will prosper by increasing the number of factories and live on animal food without caring for performance of sacrifices and production of grains. But they must know that even for the animals they must produce grass and vegetables, otherwise the animals cannot live. And to produce grass for the animals, they require sufficient rains. – Ref S.B.1.16.20

In the age of Kali, the women and the children, along with brahmanas and cows, will be grossly neglected and left unprotected They don’t know that the overall value of the ox is greater when he is utilized for work than when he’s slaughtered for meat.

The bull standing on one leg indicates that the principles of religion are gradually diminishing. Even the fragmental existence of religious principles will be embarrassed by so many obstacles as if in the trembling condition of falling down at any time

For a Sanatanist (a follower of Vedic principles) it is the duty of every householder to have cows and bulls as household paraphernalia, not only for drinking milk, but also for deriving religious principles. The Sanatanist worships cows on religious principles and respects brahmanas. The cow’s milk is required for the sacrificial fire, and by performing sacrifices the householder can be happy.

The protection of the lives of both the human beings and the animals is the first and foremost duty of a government. A government must not discriminate in such principles. It is simply horrible for a purehearted soul to see organized animal killing by the state in this age of Kali.

Torturing poor animals clears the way to hell. The executive head must always be alert to the safety of the prajas, both man and animal, and inquire whether a particular living being is harassed at any place by another living being. The harassing living being must at once be caught and put to death, as shown by Maharaja Parikshit.

Goshala: How to Help?

Individual Responsibility

  • Learn about Cows, use of Cow dung, Cow urine, Milk and its derivatives.
  • Associate with devotees who are “Working for change”.
  • Start using Cow products in daily life.
  • Start adopting “Simple Living – High thinking” technologies in daily life.
  • Visit Varnasrama communities try living there at least for sometime and practically understand Cow protection and Krishna Consciousness.
  • Try making a contribution in whatever way to help develop such farm communities.
  • Try making monetary contribution to “Adopt a Cow” program at such farm communities.
  • Write articles, paint, talk about it and thus develop the missionary zeal.

The Radha Madhav Goshala maintains more than 50 cows, bulls and calves. Sponsor Sri Sri Radha Madhavs cow to obtain boundless mercy! The Goshala spends Rs. 17 Lakhs per year for maintaining the Cows. It takes up to Rs. 1,500/- per month, per Cow.

Expenses Donation (in Rs.)
Adopt a cow/bull for one year Rs. 18,000
Adopt a cow/bull for life Rs. 1,80,000
Adopt a calf for life Rs. 2,70,000
Feed full herd for a month Rs. 85,000
Feed a cow/bull for one year Rs.15,000
Maintain Goshala for one day Rs. 3,000
Total medical expenses for one month Rs.7,500

For purchase of additional land for the cows and construction for sheds, interested donors may contact temple*.