Adopt a Cow

Dear friend,
We are rejuvenating Hare Krishna Valley’s Cow Protection Program. We are calling it ‘Care for Cows’.

We want to demonstrate simple living and high thinking at Hare Krishna Valley. The Care for Cows program is vitally essential to this objective.

Cow protection brings you closer to nature, closer to Krishna and closer to your own eternal nature. Our goal is to gradually breed a herd of 40 Gir cows, both milking cows and working bullocks.

The Gir, originating in Gujarat, in north-western India, has a charming, distinctive appearance. They have a rounded, domed forehead, long pendulous ears and horns that spiral out and back. They are considered the most gentle of the Zebu breeds.

They also love being with humans. They adore being brushed and scratched on their big dew laps (the sack of loose skin found under their necks), around the head and between the back legs.  They are also gregarious with each other, and at night they form a circle very close together, with their calves sleeping under their necks.

It is a moderate to large-size breed that can do well in harsh conditions. Gir cows are highly fertile, calving very easily and regularly. Their milk is one of the best and most nutritious in the world, while the Gir bullocks are very hard working.

To develop a Gir herd at Hare Krishna Valley, the cows will need your support. Firstly, parts of their farm needs to be fenced to protect their valuable pasture from the native kangaroos (who compete with our cows for pasture).

The cows will be hand-milked and receive our care for life, whether they are producing milk or not. The bullocks will be trained and worked. The love we will give them will ensure they’ll be very happy and productive cows.

Cow protection shows the world how peaceful and easy it is to live on the land in a simpler, more natural way, depending on the gifts already provided by nature for us.

If you would like to help Mother Cow and please her protector –Lord Krishna – I cannot think of a better way for you to attract His merciful glance.

You will be following the path of dharma, and receive great blessings in your life. By caring for Krishna’s cows you will become peaceful, satisfied and happy.

Please don’t delay. You can donate to the initiative online today!

If you provide $1,008 or more you will receive a free weekend at Hare Krishna Valley, where you can personally help care for Krishna’s cows and receive unlimited pious, ever-lasting spiritual benefits. Not only that, but you and your family will feel more relaxed and free from material anxiety when you are in the presence of the cows – I assure you!

Your servant,

Aniruddha Dasa

Temple President
International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
(Also known as Hare Krishna Melbourne)
197 Danks Street, Albert Park,
VIC 3206, Australia