Thursday, June 07, 2018

Bulls, not Milk?

The Cow Culture Conference was held in Silicon Valley, California May 2018  by the Om Sri Surabhi Campaign headed by HH Bhakti Raghava Swami. At the conference, Balabhadra (William E. Dove -president of ISCOWP) speaks about Lord Krishna as a protector of cows, why cows were bred in Vedic times and his personal realizations about the benefit of associating with cows. Some flashes from the past can be seen in pictures,  dating back to the 1980's, accompanying his talk.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

A Tribute to Our Mothers

The cow is like our mother. Here is a tribute to three special mothers in the ISCOWP herd. They have been through significant difficulties living in the same dairy before they were rescued by ISCOWP members. Through grace and courage, they have forged relationships with each other and other members of the herd. They are noticeably motherly to many of the younger cows and oxen in the herd which helps relieve the sorrow of the children who were taken away from them while in the dairy. Happy Mother's Day to them and all of you! You can adopt a cow for Mother's Day, a great gift. Go to

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cow Protection Allies

Establishing cow protection is essential to bringing about a more peaceful, compassionate and spiritual world. Considering the chaotic and materialistic state of the world today, any attempt to bring about a more humane and friendly society is a battle or declaration of war. In any fight, some allies join for various reasons of their own. This video is a short discussion about the war to establish cow protection and its allies, like vegans.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Boy & Ox Friends for Life

Balaji and Devakinandana, a rescued ox,  have been friends since 2014 when Balaji was five years old, and Devaki was a few days old. Devaki was one of eight calves who was rescued at the auction barn from slaughter. Devaki and the other calves had to be fed with milk bottles for six months since they did not have enough time with their mothers and did not get enough nutrients. Now four years later Balaji and Devaki are still buddies. Balaji is lucky that Devaki has developed into a friendly, careful ox.  With Balaji and the rest of the ISCOWP staff, he never butts or swings his horn or pushes. Devaki is living the good life far from the slaughterhouse.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Deriving Religious Principles Through Cow Protection

Balabhadra das (William E. Dove president of ISCOWP) talks about how religious principles are derived from protecting cows. Srimad Bhagavatam class in ISKCON Houston, February 18, 2018.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Have you seen a cow trot or gallop?

Cows rescued by ISCOWP members a year ago were let out on new pasture. We enjoyed watching them run, trot and gallop around the new pasture and thought you would enjoy watching them too. Dhruva galloped, Vasanti trotted with her dewlap swaying to and thro and Kalyan and Draupadi did the same.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Story of 8 Rescued Calves

This is the story of eight calves rescued by ISCOWP members. View them back in 2014 when they were first rescued and now in 2017 after living 3 years in a protected environment at ISCOWP Cow Sanctuary in Florida.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Priya Loves Apple Slices and Leaves

Priyavrata is a lover of sliced apple treats and tree leaves. Although there is plenty of grass to eat Priya likes to add to his diet. Priya has been quite peaceful and relaxed although he is king of the herd and has the personality to go with that position. He is also healthy and happy at the ISCOWP Sanctuary. By the way, Priyavrata is his full name but we call him Priya for short.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Krishna is a Cowherd Boy SB 8.24.5

The Cow Seva Kirtan Mela Festival was hosted by the Hare Krishna devotees of the  ISKCON New Talavan farm community in Mississippi, USA. Balabhadra das gave three Srimad Bhagavatam classes about the importance of cow protection.  Here is a video of one of the classes entitled "Krishna is a Cowherd Boy."

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Training Oxen by Voice Commands Lesson 3

Lesson 3 is about teaching the commands "Get Up" and "Whoa" to the team Dhruva Laddhu and Kalyan Tamal. In this video, Dhruva is 9 months old and Kalyan is 10 months old. Check back or subscribe to know when the continuing lessons are published. By the end of the series, one should know how to train a team from an early age to adulthood or full working capacity.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Training Oxen by Voice Commands Lesson 2 The Halter

William E. Dove (president of ISCOWP and also known as Balabhadra das) is available  to answer any questions about the training process. You may ask here in the comment section or email at

More lessons will be coming soon. This is the second in a series that is published on our YouTube channel ISCOWP108. The main reason to be teaching oxen how to do useful work and obey commands is to show their usefulness as an alternative to their slaughter. To many the ox or steer has no purpose but for the price he may bring in the meat industry.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Kalindi Vijaya and Her Boyfriends

Kalindi Vijaya is one of our rescue dairy cows. She is the star of the video "Joyfully Free From the Dairy." Some of our subscribers have asked how she is doing since she was rescued in 2015. 

Kalindi Vijaya is doing well. This video will give you some idea of her life at ISCOWP. 

This spring Kalindi has two boyfriends: Priyavrata and Narayana. They are rescues also. It has been two years since Kalindi was rescued, 5 years since Narayana was rescued and 9 years since Priyavrata was rescued. They have been and are living a peaceful life at the ISCOWP farm where they will live out their natural lives. 

This video represents the spring update for Kalindi, Priyavrata and Narayana. Most of the spring was very dry, in fact we were in a drought. now the rains have come and it is raining everyday. The video clips that show bright green pasture are a result of just a few days of rain.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Calves Happily Reunited

A calf just saved from being dehorned and branded is in the trailer entering the International Society for Cow Protection (also known as ISCOWP) Florida farm. Her name is Draupadi Amba. Another calf saved from the same fate and from the same breeder is already at the ISCOWP farm. Her name is Sri Vasanti and Draupadi is about to be reunited with her.