ABOUT SPONSORING A COW
Our cows’ retirement fund is built into the price of Ahimsa Slaughter-free Milk, but we are a non-for-profit company and would like to put a little more aside for those rainy days. For example vets bills, or a rise in the price of hay – which has seen bad harvest for the last few years. We also guarantee that no male calves will ever be slaughtered on our watch, and we need funds to explore innovative and productive ways of working with bulls.
Transportation for our young calves and retired cows to our Welsh sanctuary is also expensive.
Ahimsa milk has really solved a problem I was having because I was struggling to become totally vegan and soya milk was no substitute in a cup of tea. The milk itself tastes so much better than supermarket milk and even has a creamy top (like milk used to have).
I’m happy to sponsor Iris the cow because I believe that if you have to use animal products then there should be no long term effects from this and I am delighted that the cows can live out a natural life once they have finished producing milk
Kaye M – Hertfordshire
Would you like to get something more meaningful for a child or a person who seems to have everything?
Sponsorship of an Ahimsa cow, or a calf never to reach the table makes a compassionate and unusual gift for a friend or family member. As a gift sponsor they will receive:
• Welcome pack and certificate
• Photos of their chosen cow/calf
• Cow fridge magnet
• ‘Join the family’ ahimsa stickers
• Regular updates
We will also send them a gift card with a personal message of your choice.
I have recently begun to sponsor two cows Dora & Tilly on behalf of my Grandchildren. I felt that not only would this be a very different form of ‘Stocking filler’ gift for them at Christmas but would be a good way for them to develop an interest in animal welfare and a real understanding of how their food is produced. I was especially drawn to the ethos behind Ahimsa Dairy Foundation and by the opportunity to support such a unique (to the UK) project. One that is dedicated to the care and well-being of the animals rather than being driven by the need for ever increasing levels of production efficiency in the pursuit of ever great profit.
Mina C – Birmingham
If you decide to sponsor a cow in the name of someone else, simply email us with the person details and any personal message after setting up your direct debit, and we will do the needful.
Cow sponsorship starts from as little as £3 or £5 a month for which we will send you a certificate of sponsorship, updates about your cow, a sticker and our monthly newsletter. For £10 a month with your welcome pack you will also receive a fridge magnet and an Ahimsa T-Shirt or copy of Ranchor Prime’s ground-breaking book ‘Cows and the Earth’, which explains why cow protection embodies the principles of sustainable and ethical living.
As from the beginning of 2017 (assuming our presently paused milk production resumes by then) Cow sponsorship of £9.00/month or more includes eligibility to order Ahimsa Milk (if you reside in the UK). Depending on your location … broadly speaking, Greater London to your door or a drop-point, elsewhere by mail. We will let eligible sponsors know at the appropriate time.
Please select the cow you wish to sponsor below … you will choose your amount on the next page, then go on to provide your personal details. If you are sponsoring in the name of someone else, remember to email us after you have set up your payment with the name/address of that person, and any personal message from you.
I am Primrose. I am part of the non-milking herd. I am highly intelligent and the rest of the herd trust my judgement when it comes to finding the best forage in the field. I have a bit of a thing going on with Gautam. When I was little my best friend was Horatio and I used to boss him about. I was born in 2011.
I am Horatio, son of Iris. I am very loveable, but do like to complain a lot, especially when I don’t get my fair share of treats. Recently I have been working in the fields with Gautam and we are partners, although he is the lead ox and I tend to do what he says. I was born in 2012.
I am Harry, son of Cowslip. I have a beautiful red coat inherited from my dad who is a Sussex bull. I have had quite an interesting life having spent a year living at Spitalfields City Farm with my best friend Henry. I am now back with the non-milking herd at the Ahimsa Dairy and they have plans for me to start working soon. I am a good-natured ox, but do like to stick my nose into everything. I was born in 2013.
My name is Henry. I am the son of Bluebell. I was with Harry at Spitalfields, but am now back with the others. I am rather handsome and have a lovely shiny black and white coat. I am also rather nosey and don’t like being told what to do. A carrot usually persuades me though. I was born in 2013.
My name is Nimai, which means ‘filled with inner light’. I am a great big ox, 6ft high at the shoulder. I only have one horn as I knocked the other off during a bit of high jinks when I was little. My brother is Nitai and we have spent most of our lives together. I am given to indolence, especially in the winter barn where I like to do most things from a lying down position. Unfortunately I occasionally have to get up to feed. I was born in 2011.
I am Nitai, named after a saint, although I am not that saintly. I am a cheerful chap though and more than happy to spend time with Nimai, when he isn’t sleeping, and our auntie Draupadi. I am a very handsome ox and have a lovely white face. I was born in 2011.