Cow Carnival – the first ever of its kind
With the local Three Counties radio promoting the event, Sunday 20th July resulted in approximately 2,500 – 3,000 guests attending the Cow Carnival. It was a warm summer’s day at Bhaktivedanta Manor’s Cow Protection and Working Oxen farm in Hertfordshire. The event raised awareness of the predicament of cows and bulls and promoted Ahimsa (non‐violence) towards all animals, particularly cows. Opportunities to meet the Manorʹs herd and ox‐carts rides were a central focus. There were many activities including the children’s cow Olympics, exhibitions, workshops and stalls with organic vegetables and cow trinkets. Local groups such as the North Hertfordshire Vegetarian Society also took part.
Overall, the day was a great success with participation of many visitors and people committing to convert to organic milk, the first step toward true compassion.