Famous fugitive cow finally caught
Daily Chilli – Sep 4, 2011
Initially billed for slaughter, six-year-old Yvonne broke free from a farm on May 24 and retreated to the woods in the Upper Bavarian district.
The district authority soon declared the cow to be a traffic danger, authorising officials to shoot her.
But concerned animal activists stepped in to try and save Yvonne, purchasing her from her owner and joining the search to find her.
The wily bovine outsmarted her pursuers so many times that last week district officials gave up, suspending the permit to shoot her and asking that the animal “not be disturbed in its current habitat,” though rescuers still hoped to find her before the cold winter months set in.
Her freedom was short-lived. On Tuesday Yvonne was spotted in a meadow near Stefanskirchen where a number of calves were being kept.Go to story
excerpt from lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.10.4, Mayapura, June 19, 1973:
I have seen in your country, almost all cows are crying, crying. Because in the beginning, all the calves are taken away and slaughtered in their presence. Perhaps you know. So what is the position of the cow? I have seen when we purchase cows, the calves are already taken away. The cow was crying, regular tears were gliding down. So they can understand that… Who cannot understand? Suppose if you are taken in the concentrated camp? Just like the Germans did. What is the meaning of concentrated…? That he’ll be killed after some days. So how you can be happy? If you are already informed, condemned to death, and kept in a concentration camp, will you be happy? Similarly, when these people take these cows to the slaughterhouse, animal stock room, godown, they understand. Very recently, about few years ago, some…, that animal stock store was some way or other broken and all the cows began to… Perhaps you know. It was published in the… And they were shot down. Shot to death. They were fleeing like anything, that “We shall save ourselves.” So if the cows are not happy, if they are always afraid, that “This rascal will kill us at any moment,” then how they can be happy?
…And as soon as the cows are happy, you not only get sufficient milk, but the pasturing ground, I mean to say, ground, becomes moist with milk. So much milk supplied. Here it is stated, payasa udhasvatir muda. Yes. There is another description. Formerly, Krishna’s cows, when they were passing on, the whole road will be moistened with milk. Milk supply was so sufficient. Simply manufacture butter, milk products, dahi [yogurt]… Distribute. Krishna was distributing amongst the monkeys even: “Take,” [calling] the monkey, “come on.” So by Krishna’s grace if we actually become dharmic, follow Krishna, the milk supply will be so profuse that everyone, even the animals can take the butter and yogurt. That is wanted. That is civilization. Produce sufficient quantity of grains, let the milk, cows, supply sufficient quantity of milk. All economic question solved. There is no use of industry. No use of man’s going fifty miles to work. No, there is no need. Simply land and cows.