We started chanting Hare Krsna.
The cow, named Gangotri, a 13 year-old Belgian Blue and Jersey cross, and much loved by the community, was killed at 9. Police restrained monks who were in attendance of the sick cow, and the head farmer was kept talking while inside the barn a lethal injection was given.
Cows are sacred to Hindus, and the killing of a cow is considered to be an outrageous act. The killing of a cow at a temple amounts to religious sacrilege of the worst kind. The killing was conducted despite personal assurances given the previous day from RSPCA officers Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the police that due to religious sensitivities no immediate action would be taken.
We were led to believe that nothing would be done by any agency, but that the matter would be a case of law. We were to take this to court and try to establish special considerations under British law. What was the need to take such an action within one day and without any notice or further negotiation?
These exceptions involve procedures where the level of physical pain and distress are considerable. And these procedures are for food. It was for this reason that, the previous day at Bhaktivedanta Manor, RSPCA regional veterinary superintendent Timothy Wass, accompanied by two assistants, together with local Hertfordshire police, had visited the temple and engaged in lengthy discussions with the temple head, Gauri das, who said: She was being cared for by temple residents and visiting worshippers, and was being administered pain relief.
In fact a top veterinary surgeon from Oxford had examined her and stated that she was improving, despite being unable to walk for many months. Along with allopathic treatments from our local vet we have also administered a range of alternative treatments which include homeopathy, acupuncture, manipulation, massage, and reiki.
We have one of our farm personnel who is specifically tasked to nurse her and attend to all her needs. About one month ago our local vet came to visit her at the request of a visitor.
The Vet was informed of our position regarding cows and how we take care of them within our faith. Despite this information he wrote a formal letter advising us that we make arrangements to kill the cow.
I have not received this letter yet but I was shown it when he visited again on the 7th of December. He indicated on his departure that nothing further would probably come from it taking into count the seriousness of the cows connection with the Hindu Faith.
He read me my rights under caution and proceeded to issue me with a warning notice stating that we should kill Gangotri immediately. Both the RSPCA and police indicated that they would not act without any notification but reminded us that the legal wheels are now turning. During the meeting we were led to believe that we would have the opportunity of taking some legal action to stop the slaughter notice.
The police indicated that we would get time to counter the slaughter notice.Dec 13, · Devotees deceived, then cow secretly killed on Krishna temple farm In an act that will shock Britain’s Hindu community, a veterinary surgeon escorted by three police officers this morning secretly killed a cow at the largest temple in Britain while worshippers were at prayer.
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