Srila Prabhupada writes in Srimad-Bhagavatam (3.2.29) “Cow is the mother and the bull the father of the human being. The cow is the mother because just as one sucks the breast of one’s mother, human society takes cow’s milk. Similarly, the bull is the father of human society because the father earns for the children just as the bull tills the ground to produce food grains.”
In our Bhaktivedanta Goshala, currently we are serving about 250 indigenous cows of Rathi and Gir breed.Cow protection is about expressing our gratitude for the wonderful gifts that Cows have given to human society.
Traditionally the most essential foods came from the milk of Cows and labor of the Bull. We have expert and experienced devotees who are taking care of the cows very nicely.The cows feel very much happy in their natural habitat and are often taken for grazing in the hill-bottoms.From a holistic perspective, Cow protection is about giving them love & care and a quality life thus making them as happy and comfortable as possible. This is not based on some superstition but on firm moral & practical considerations. Regardless of milk production, cows and bulls also produce dung and urine which is valuable as fertilizer, compost, some medicines, cleaning products and bio-gas fuel.