RSPCA And Hindu Cow Row Settled

January 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Daily Mirror

The RSPCA has ended a dispute with a Hindu monastery by donating a cow to replace the sick one they put down.

Vets destroyed 13-year-old Gangotri on health grounds in 2007. She had been ill for a year and could not stand.

Cows are sacred to Hindus and religious chief argued the killing was illegal. Hundreds protested at the RSPCA HQ.

But the charity has now handed over a pregnant cow called Aditi to the monastery at Bhaktivedanta Manor, Herts, as a peace gesture.