In 2003, ISKCON launched New Gokul, Britain’s only centre for the protection of cows and working oxen. The brutal slaughter of 3.38 million cows and bulls every year prompted the temple to commit 60 acres of its land as pasture for their protection.
The N Sethia Foundation champions the prevention of all animal cruelty, and has become one of their biggest sponsors, contributing to the construction and expansion of this much needed cow pen.
Today, more than 33 animals live under the protection of the Hare Krishna Temple, near Watford, UK. It provides cows with milking parlours to feed their young and supply milk to the temple. The newly installed facilities allow guests to see all aspects of a working goshalla in a manner that is safe for both, animals and guests.