Irene M. Dove was initiated by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, in 1971 in New York. She received the name Chayadevi. William and Irene married in San Francisco in 1973. After serving at ISKCON’s farm in Pennsylvania for 10 years, they co-founded the International Society for Cow Protection, ISCOWP, in 1990. From that point, with two children, they embarked upon their life work of presenting cow protection and diet change.
Since the inception of ISCOWP, Irene has been the force behind ISCOWP’s online presence and literature output. She coordinates and edits the video footage from staff members for social media output. She is also ISCOWP’s chief correspondent and fundraiser.