Wishing you contentment and happiness today and a happy and prosperous Diwali! Our gift to you is the exciting news of the first $25,000 Matching Gift Challenge, started August 2, successfully matched by all of you! Thank you so much! We feel encouraged and inspired by your generous support. Thank you again and again!
Now we are excited to tell you about the second Matching Gift Challenge for $25,000.00! Today is the first day of Diwali and a great opportunity for all of us to help the cows! This gift-giving holy day celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Please consider giving a gift to the cows who have suffered terribly in this age.
Please help us help cows like Madhavi, who lost her children in the dairy by saving more cows, helping others save cows, education, seminars, and workshops. To all our donors and well-wishers we would like to say thank you, and also humbly ask that you consider giving more. To those who have not yet donated, we humbly beg that you consider giving now.
Madhavi was the first cow to be rescued (December 17, 2011) by ISCOWP members from a dairy. Hear from Judy about Madhavi’s situation in the dairy: “My favorite cow in the herd that I milk is due to be culled, probably sometime this month. She didn’t breed back, and the farmer has been “milking her down” until she reaches the point she’s no longer profitable, then it’s buh-bye! She has been milked for almost 2 years running now, so it’s getting close. She’s in her 3rd lactation now, about 6 year old, and has given 95,000 pounds of milk, something like 11,000 gallons! Truly a mind-boggling amount when you think about it. I think she deserves a nice retirement. I think she’s just getting worn out from being milked for so long without a break! Her feet aren’t the greatest — she isn’t lame right now, and she’ll probably be even better when she’s not standing on concrete 24/7. She has a nice personality, likes people, isn’t flighty, holds her own in the herd but isn’t dominant or pushy or a bully to the other cows. One of the old girls who stands in the back of the holding pen and patiently waits her turn. Just a nice cow.”
Tomorrow, Govardhana Puja, celebrates Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill to equally protect the human and cow residents of Vrndavana. We are still within the auspicious month of Karthik which ends November 11. Taking up a charitable pledge, making a charitable donation to causes dear to Lord Krishna (like cow protection) receives increased spiritual blessings to the giver during this month.
The anonymous donor who will match your gift has made a passionate plea for “everyone to stop eating meat/fish/eggs and significantly reduce (ideally eliminate) the intake of dairy products.”
Thank you all for helping us help the cows!