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Adopt a Cow Program

History and Goals of Adopt-A-Cow

In 1974, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) purchased 300 acres in central Pennsylvania and started Gita-nagari, “the village where the Bhagavad-gita is sung and lived.” Rooted in Srila Prabhupada’s translations of India’s ancient Vedic literature, the village set out to demonstrate the natural sweet relationship between the land, the animals, humanity, and God. In 1985, the village residents started Adopt A Cow, to bring the message of a cruelty-free society to others.

Our goals are:

To show a living example of cow protection, as described in the Vedas, by having the cow provide milk and the ox plow the fields for grain. In return, we protect the cow and the ox so they can live out their life span and avoid the slaughterhouse.

To enable others to participate in cow protection by providing adoption plans. Participants can “Adopt A Cow” by giving donations to ensure a cow or ox’s feed and care.

To educate others about cow protection, ox power, and vegetarianism through travel, lectures and newsletters.

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Adopt A Cow

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Adopt a Cow for 1 Month
 Donations are tax deductible.
Adopt for 6 months ($365)* 
 Donations are tax deductible.
Adopt for 1 year ($730)*  
Provide special care for retired cows ($108)
 Donations are tax deductible.
Every little bit helps. Donate what you can (You decide!)
 Donations are tax deductible.
* Payment will be debited in monthly installments.
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