Belle and Lily Saved From Slaughter


Jason with Belle and Lily.

New Vrindavan has helped save two cows from the slaughter house. A donor gave money for their purchase, plus more for maintenance in their old age. They are 2 year old pregnant Brown Swiss, due to come fresh in December. They haven’t received their devotional names yet.

For a very readable presentation of one aspect of why we should protect cows, see Poor Cows.

Here’s an excerpt:

“There is a terrible unseen price to be paid when we slaughter helpless creatures. Apart from the fact that we run the risk of taking birth in the animal species ourselves, to receive similar treatment, Vedic wisdom also directly links war and similar catastrophes to animal killing. Srila Prabhupada writes in the Srimad Bhagavatam:

“ ‘In this age of Kali the propensity for mercy is almost nil. Consequently there is always fighting and wars between men and nations. Men do not understand that because they unrestrictedly kill so many animals, they also must be slaughtered like animals in big wars. This is very much evident in the Western countries. In the West, slaughterhouses are maintained without restriction, and therefore there are big wars in which countless people are slaughtered even more cruelly than the animals. These are reactions brought about by unrestricted animal-killing in the slaughterhouse and by hunters in the forest.’ ”

(SB 4.26.5 purport)

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