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New Revolutionary Dairy - Case For Support
We are all familiar with the stark array of graphs that detail how we are sapping the Earthís vital resources, and we are also familiar with the fact that in high income countries we are living as if we have an extra planet (or two) at our disposal. We have a footprint five times greater than low income countries and continued growth on this trajectory will no doubt have severe consequences, some of which we have all witnessed in recent unpredictable weather patterns.
Reading such forecasts can be depressing, but we can make a difference through the choices we make. At Ahimsa Dairy Foundation we cannot say we have all the solutions for changing the trajectory, but we do believe we can contribute towards making a substantial difference in the way we farm.
The journey to producing slaughter-free milk has not been easy, we had no money, no land and little support; we struggled with quality, we struggled with untimely deliveries and we struggled with many circumstances but our conviction for ethically produced high welfare milk did not change.
We are still here, our driving force has been to realise the unattainable dream of making slaughter-free milk a reality. Although there have been many challenges, there has also been much learning. At heart, we are idealists wanting to see a better and fairer world for cows.
We would like to thank you for your loyal and on-going support of our work, your faith in what we do and trust in our aspirations. Though you may not consider it major, you are one of a few hundred people who have walked this path with us, journeyed with us through thick and thin; this is true resilience, an example of community supported agriculture where peopleís beliefs show that food can be produced in a clean and pure way.
We are writing to say that although we have slaughter-free milk, we do not have milk produced to the very highest ethical standards by our own measurement, here at the Foundation, we believe we still have some distance to go. We went to Commonwork hoping to achieve these but there have been limiting factors, their objectives are not the same as ours and circumstances are now dictating that the time has for us to demonstrate what a true Ahimsa sustainable dairy should look like.
A community in Leicester have offered us 50+ acres of land (the present site of our sanctuary), rent-free for three years and a minimum of 25-30 acres on an on-going permanent basis.
In the presentation below, we make the case for transitioning into the ideal set up for cow, bulls and the land, a truly Ahimsa set up which fully reflects our core values. An opportunity has arisen and we would like to request you to give it due consideration. We believe the time has come for us to take the next bold step.
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|‘I am full of admiration for the Ahimsa project.’
Satish Kumar, Editor-in-Chief of Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine
|‘This wonderful initiative represents the pinnacle of animal welfare
and a shift towards recognising the importance of being nonviolent
to nature and to animals in the production of food’
Patrick Holden , Director of Sustainable Food Trust
(Former Director of the Soil Association)
|‘if cows are treated according to the high ethical principles of cow
protection, where no cows are slaughtered, their milk provides
unlimited benefits for human health and I am delighted to support
Ahimsa Milk …’
Chrissie Hynde - (The Pretenders)
|‘ALL YOU WHO CARE ABOUT WELFARE of COWS must see this.
It IS Possible to produce slaughter-free milk. Follow these guys!’
Brian May (Queen guitarist)