Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Blood Milk v/s Ahimsa Milk

To be truly called cruelty-free milk or ahimsa milk, all the cows, calves, and bulls who are involved in producing the milk must be protected their entire lives. A cow must be bred to produce milk. A calf will be born. Fifty percent of the time it is a bull calf. There will be bull calves, and non-productive and old cows, who will not produce milk. In commercial milk production, these unproductive cows are killed. This killing allows the commercial milk producers to make a profit.

"The cow's calf not only is beautiful to look at, but also gives satisfaction to the cow, and so she delivers as much milk as possible. But in the Kali-yuga, the calves are separated from the cows as early as possible for purposes which may not be mentioned in these pages of Srimad-Bhagavatam. The cow stands with tears in her eyes, the Sudra milkman draws milk from the cow artificially, and when there is no milk the cow is sent to be slaughtered. All this is responsible for all the troubles in present society. People do not know what they are doing in the name of economic development. The influence of Kali will keep them in the darkness of ignorance. Despite all endeavors for peace and prosperity, they must try to see the cows and the bulls happy in all respects. Foolish people do not know how one earns happiness by making the cows and bulls happy, but it is a fact by the law of nature. Let us take it from the authority of Srimad- Bhagavatam and adopt the principles for the total happiness of humanity."SB Purport 1.17.3

It is a fact that a cow will give milk even if she is being mistreated. But this sinful act of mistreating the cows while they are being exploited to give milk and their calves being stolen from them and sent to the slaughterhouse, causing them to be very unhappy, are all symptoms of Kaliyuga.

We should therefore stop to continue to support Demoniac Nature by buying milk from the commercial dairies whose sole purpose is to mistreat the cows/bulls from birth till their untimely death simply to gain economic development?

“Our farm projects are an extremely important part of our movement. We must become self sufficient by growing our own grains and producing our own milk, then there will be no question of poverty. So develop these farm communities as far as possible. They should be developed as an ideal society depending on natural products not industry.” - Srila Prabhupada letter to Rupanuga

Srila Prabhupada on Cow Protection - “Please accept my blessings. I have heard that you are a very good man with cows. Your service would be very valuable here in India. I think that you could travel to the centers here where we keep cows and try to establish a very high cow protection standard. Our cow protection program in India should be the exemplary standard for the whole world. So, if you like, come to India as soon as possible. You may come directly to Calcutta and from there you can easily go to Sri Mayapur-candra-daya Mandira. I want to improve our Gosala here in Mayapur first.”
Srila Prabhupada's Letter to Devakinandana, April 8th, 1975,

So, Ahimsa Milk is the milk produced from cows who are protected their entire lives as per Vedic litreatures and Blood milk is the milk received from the cows who have given their blood and life in producing the milk.

More articles on harmful effects of consuming dairy milk coming soon!

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