Why do we rescue cows?

The task which ought to be done collectively by the entire society of people is to make it happen that not a single cow should go to a slaughterhouse and should be fed to a full stomach and be made to live in clean sheds under hygienic conditions. For this, shelters for unyielding cows should be set up at many places and be maintained well by the people. The unyielding cows, whose owners are unwilling to feed them any longer and are sending them to the slaughterhouses, should be bought and protected in these shelters. If some owners are uncultured, they might bargain a rate for the skin and meat of the cows. We should patiently explain the Punyam and compassion involved in this work and should coax them to sell the cows for a fair price or for free. Many owners might be really poor and suffering and it’s certainly not fair to expect them to part with the cows for free of cost. Whatever the situation, not a single cow should be left, to be sent to a slaughterhouse just because it involves paying a higher price. If such a thought as “buying the cows, setting up shelters and feeding them – all these are extremely expensive and moreover maintaining the old cows are strenuous and painstaking” crops up, the answer should be that considering the importance of this duty both money and physical strain are trivial and unimportant. – Jagadguru Chandrasekharendra Saraswathy Swamigal

Inspired by Mahaperiyava’s words, we rescue gomathas, rishabams and calves.

Auction Process


    • Once cows are bought, loading the cows into truck and sending them to a landing place before they are distributed to different final destinations is the most time taking step
    • Cows would be terrified/exhausted and loading them into trucks are very hard

Not separating cow and calf is an important step and enough care is taken to ensure that cows are safe, not squeezed into a truck but have enough space to move around in the truck etc during transport.

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