Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Krishna cows sent to slaughter

Thanks prabhu, yes that is what happened. We were supposed to have our own Krishna farms which made our own Krishna milk, however most of the USA farms were closed, sold and shut down for all kinds of reasons. The San Francisco community farm here was sold way back in 1980s and we have never had another one since.

We barely even have the Berkeley ISKCON temple even going on. We thus have made our own independent temple in Sunnyvale, wow, its doing great, because we manage it locally and without the top heavy zonal mis-managers.

As some of you may or may not know, the ISKCON farm under Drumila sold the cows to a person who sent them to slaughter. Prithu (the ex-guru) went to try to reclaim the cows but it was too late, they were no longer living.

My problem as some of you know, has been that these zonal "leaders" have not put enough focus on farms and rural self-sufficient communities as they were ordered to do. ys pd

[Text 2780951 from COM]

Dear Prabhus,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

We had promised to keep everyone updated as to the happenings at Murari Sevaka so that truth will prevail and not fiction. There was a meeting of the Murari governing board yesterday. The decision was made to keep the remaining cows. Prithu prabhu was voted in as the CO-GBC.

He has brought 6 men there to help take care of the cows. Investigation of legal repercussions towards Drumilla are continuing to be pursued. Within a week there will be a detailed report from the board. It was also concluded that 14 cows have been slaughtered. There are legal papers in hand of the actual sale.

We pray that this act will not be forgotten, that the perpetrator will not go unpunished, that the Executive committee take some action or make some statement, and in short that action which can set a precedent is taken so that it be clearly understood that victimization of Lord Krsna's most vulnerable citizens (and any citizens) is not according to our most beloved spiritual master's, Srila Prabhupada's, desire and vison for The International Society for Krsna Consciousness.

Your servant, Balabhadra das
ISKCON Minister for Cow Protection and Agriculture

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