Welcome to another installment of the Secret Lives of Cows that Most People Never See and enjoy some fun and relaxing times with our cows and cowherds. Get sniffed by Priya the ox, sneezed at by Vegan Indira the cow, massage Sri the gentle ox, plus more! This video has some flashes from the past. Balaji, now 11, was five years old when he was filmed feeding Indraneela and Akshobhya, who have now grown up. Now Balaji is more behind the camera just as much as he is in front of it (some of this footage is taken by Balaji). Watch the video and enjoy with us the fun and joy that comes from associating with protected cows, and don’t miss four-year-old Bhima emphasizing the request to subscribe with his “yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.”
The cows wish you well and we pray you are all keeping safe and healthy.
Manure from ISCOWP’s herd is used for various purposes, one of which is to fertilize the ISCOWP garden that provides food for the ISCOWP staff. Here we have kale, lettuce, eggplant, basil, and carrots.
Celebrating ISCOWP’s 30th year we are showing you photos from ISCOWP’s past. Social distancing wasn’t the practice back then in 1993. This photo shows an example of traveling with the oxen to events like the Ratha Yatra, where people could touch the oxen and sometimes realize they couldn’t eat meat anymore. The location is the Mall at Washington D.C.
About the Meat or Dairy Industry
The following information was taken from ourworldindata.org which also has interactive maps and charts to help you understand the facts.
Global meat production has increased rapidly over the past 50 years – as we see, total production has more than quadrupled since 1961. The chart shows global meat production by region, measured in tonnes.
Regionally, Asia is the largest meat producer, accounting for around 40-45 percent of total meat production. This regional distribution has changed significantly in recent decades. In 1961, Europe and North America were the dominant meat producers, accounting for 42 and 25 percent, respectively. In 1961, Asia produced only 12 percent. By 2013, Europe and North America’s share had fallen to 19 and 15 percent, respectively.
This reduction in production share was despite a large increase in production in absolute terms: Europe’s meat output has approximately doubled over this period, whilst North American output has increased 2.5-fold. Production increases in Asia, however, have been staggering: meat production has increased 15-fold since 1961.
Absolute increases in production in other regions have also been substantial, with output in all regions (with exception to the Caribbean which approximately tripled) growing more than 5-fold over this period.
About the Cow
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “One can measure the greatness of a nation and its moral progress by the way it treats its animals. Cow protection to me is not mere protection of the cow. It means protection of all that lives and is helpless and weak in the world. The cow means the entire subhuman world.”