FRIENDS OF THE COWS
On Almviks gård, the Krishna movement has been keeping cows
according to the vedic principal of cow-protection for
about 30 years. Cow - protection means taking care of the
cows in the best thinkable ways to promote their health and
prosperous, we don't eat our cows, we let them retire
when they no longer produce milk or are able to work.
We never sell our cows or oxen, we do milking by hand
and care for the calfs to have milk at least 6 months
(often 8-10 months). Our cows and oxens has the possibility
of being out in the open all year around.
Cow protection is an essential part of the vedic wisdom
and tradition practically means a harmonic relationship between humans
and cows. The cow as mother gives her life-giving milk according to
the vedic scriptures is very important for developing
spiritual intelligent and gives us strength in other ways as well.
The oxen has been replaced in the modern world by tractors,
consider him as a father when plowing the soil with
his enormous strength and helping with many different works,
something they use to enjoy. Read more here: Friends of the cows webpage