Thursday, May 18, 2017
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.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
This is the first in a series of lessons ISCOWP plans to publish with the intent that someone who watches them should attain a good idea of how to train oxen by voice commands from the beginning of their oxen's lives to their maturity.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Akshobhya was rescued in 2014. He remains a very friendly ox and is one of the oxen who loves his sweet treats. He also loves to tussle with his friends. In this video you can see him playing with Lila and then Abhay.
The grass has just about turned all brown due to winter arriving. However, Akshobhya is able to find some green grass and plants growing under the trees that he can eat.
Akshobhya is healthy and happy.
Friday, February 24, 2017
On the auspicious day of Lord Nityananda's appearance we offered arati to the cows. Instead of offering treats also, we let the rescued calves out of their barn for the first time. We also opened the gates for the rest of the herd to let them onto another pasture so they would be getting new grass to eat. Although it is winter there is still some nibbles to eat.
On the way to the new pasture the herd had the opportunity to meet the new rescued calves for the first time. The babies had been in the barn and the cows had been restricted to the pasture where they could not access the barn area.
All the cows were very happy and continue to be happy with new energetic friends, a change of scenery and new nibbles.
Friday, February 10, 2017
This Gir calf was rescued from a breeder just before she was about to be dehorned and branded. Even though her horns will grow towards the back of her head and not to the front, where they could be used as a weapon, dehorning would have been done. Dehorning is a painful and bloody process.
Branding is done with a hot iron and on the other cows with this breeder the brand was large.
We are thankful to ISCOWP members for helping us save her from this abuse. Her name is now Sri Vasanti and she is now living happily at the ISCOWP farm.
This video shows her arrival . She was afraid and guarded when she came and then eventually became joyful.
Currently she has no adopter and can be adopted at: http://iscowp.org/cows/srivasanti/
Monday, December 19, 2016
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
These two bull calves were rescued from a dairy a week ago. They will be protected for life and trained as an ox team to show their usefulness as an argument aginst their slaughter. In the dairy they ae considered useless because they do not produce milk. Unless rescued they will be sold for meat.
A monthly training video will be showing tDhruva Ladhuhe step by step training process. You can adopt them to help protect them at: (Dhruva Ladhu) http://iscowp.org/cows/dhruvaladhu/, (Kalyan Tamal) http://iscowp.org/cows/kalyantamal/
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
On a recent visit to the ISCOWP farm, HH Bhakti Ragava Swami, head of the Om Surabhi International Campaign, is putting cow dung on his phone after a discussion about the latest news of certain cell phones catching on fire.
From the Times of India Mar 2011
TOI spoke to associate professor in physics department, KN Uttam, about the nuclear radiation and ways to prevent it. He said some traditional Indian practices can help in minimising the effects of Gamma rays, the most harmful rays emitted in nuclear radiation.
"Traditional methods like keeping onions in pockets and applying a layer of Cow Dung on the outside walls of houses absorb the harmful gamma rays," Uttam said. "Cow dung, in fact, can absorb all the three rays -- alpha, beta and gamma. Among these, alpha rays cannot penetrate the layers of cloths whereas beta falls after hitting the same but the Gamma rays penetrate the body tissue and is the most harmful," he added. If the outer walls of houses are coated with thick layers of cow dung, it will absorb the gamma rays and in turn people would be safe, said Uttam who has worked in the ministry of science and technology and MHRD.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Friday, April 01, 2016
The history of the International Society of Cow Protection (ISCOWP)
We just found this article on Dandavats.com. It was a pleasant surprise to find our iscowp.org history web page published on Dandavats. The Dandavats article can be found here. We are gradually updating our web page to reflect our move to Florida.