Filed under: Dining
You've heard of Kobe or wagyu beef, beef from cows which are pampered and massaged, how about milk from cows that have had a peaceful, stress-free life. Ahimsa milk is milk from slaughter free dairies in England. The milk is aimed at Hindus and others who are concerned about the treatment of animals.
The Telegraph reports that cows are milked twice a day in a shed where ancient Sanskrit prayers are played over a loud speaker and cows are massaged as they are milked. The Telegraph says that the milk will cost £3 a liter and will be sold in shops around Harrow, London, where there is a large Hindu community. According to the article, the monks are already in talks major grocers for wider distribution. The Ahimsa group is part of the Lotus Trust, an educational, relief and development agency. Bhaktivedanta Manor was gifted to the Hare Krishnas in 1973 and they have invested in creating a luxury farm producing premium milk.
The dairy currently has 44 dairy cows but is hoping to expand because of demand.The dairy currently has 44 dairy cows but is hoping to expand because of demand. The bull calves are given jobs ploughing the field and calves stay with their mothers in order to bond and suckle. Each animal has its place in the community and with exception of un-gelded bulls,can roam free in roomy pens and grassy fields.