Hindu protest against the actions of the
RSPCA will be held on the same day that
a British delegation will pay their final
respects to Gangotri by scattering her ashes
in the holy river Ganges in the ancient
pilgrim city of Varanasi in India. Our
travel to India is our final act of respect
to Gangotri, said Gauri Dasa, President
of Bhaktivedanta Manor. We are agonized
by her killing and British Hindus also wish
to voice their concern on the same day.
Their protest in London is an expression
of this desire.
temple nursed Gangotri in a way no farmer
could ever afford to do. The RSPCA seem
to have missed the point that Gangotri was
not being made to suffer. On the contrary,
she had survived so long precisely because
of the quality of care she had received.
Our society must be able to recognize that
just as we do not allow the euthanizing
of human beings, Hindus do not accept the
euthanasia of cows. said Barry Gardiner
MP for Brent North, who had initiated an
Early Day Motion in the House of Commons
against the killing of Gangotri.
Sehgal, a member of the Justice for Gangotri
Taskforce and Chair of the Hindu Forum of
Britains Membership Committee, said,
The RSPCA do not seem to be aware
of the levels of resentment and anger in
our community as a result of this despicable
killing of Gangotri. We do really want some
answers from them.
that will take part in the protest include
the Hindu Forum of Britain, National Council
of Hindu Temples, VHP UK, Hindu Council
of Brent, ISKCON, Swaminarayan Hindu Mission
and several other national and regional
RSPCA s killing of Gangotri
month, one of Bhaktivedanta Manors
sick cows who was being treated by its keepers
and professional vets with Reiki, acupuncture
and massage was unfairly and forcibly put
down by officials from the RSPCA.
death of Gangotri, a Belgian Blue-Jersey
cross, caused outrage among worshippers,
who say that they were deceived. This
is shocking and duplicitous behaviour. We
have been deceived by those who had given
us their word, Gauri Das, president
of the temple, said.
das said that the RSPCA and police had given
assurances that they would not take drastic
action and that the temple would be allowed
to form a legal case, but that they returned
to kill the cow when many devotees were
the Christmas period prayer vigils were
held and protests were staged outside the
RSPCAs national headquarters in Horsham,
West Sussex. There is now a planned 'Justice
for Gangotri' campaign.
more information, visit: www.justiceforgangotri.org