Cow Protection Certificate of Readiness
Srila Prabhupada has stated the importance of Cow Protection connected to agriculture in the Sankirtana Mission.
Srila Prabhupada has stated Progressive human civilization is based on brahminical culture,God consciousness and protection of cows. [ SB1.19.3]. Also, according to Srila Prabhupada’s instructions a minimum standard for Cow Protection in ISKCON should be maintained (Ratified in ISKCON Law 507,1999).
The production of ethical, healthy, natural food supply is essential for the offerings for the Deities and for the followers of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Cow Protection also relates to higher functions of Dharma, connected to God Consciousness, it makes civilization.
Therefore, in order to start a cow protection project that will be accredited within ISKCON and accepted as an ISKCON supported project a “Cow Protection Certificate of Readiness” needs to be obtained. This is to ensure a sustainable foundation for the project.