The Gaumata needs to be protected for a number of reasons.

Economic Reasons

First and foremost, our rural economy is dependent on cows. People consume cow’s milk, butter, ghee, and yogurt on a daily basis and also make a living by selling the same to others. They also use cow’s urine and dung as disinfectant and manure for their fields.

Bullocks are used for variety of purposes like ploughing, irrigating, weeding, thrashing, and harvesting. Bullock carts are used a means of transportation in rural India.

When the British invaded India, they first destroyed the traditional method of agriculture and farming. They opened a large number of slaughterhouses in the country and butchered desi cows for meat. As a result, our farmers were forced to use machinery for farming and artificial fertilizers for agricultural purposes.
Health Reasons

Our desi cows produce A2 milk, which is both delicious and extremely healthy. On the contrary, imported cows produce A1 milk, which is toxic and has no nutritional value. Regular consumption of A2 milk can prevent a number of diseases and improve your health and well being. Regular consumption of A1 milk, on the other hand, can increase the risk of several diseases – including autism and learning disabilities in children.
Religious Reasons

Our desi cows produce A2 milk, which is both delicious and extremely healthy. On the contrary, imported cows produce A1 milk, which is toxic and has no nutritional value. Regular consumption of A2 milk can prevent a number of diseases and improve your health and well being. Regular consumption of A1 milk, on the other hand, can increase the risk of several diseases – including autism and learning disabilities in children.

Cow slaughter was considered a crime and an unpardonable sin by our ancestors. The Kings of Ancient India meted out strict punishments to people who tortured or killed cows. They also contributed generously towards the protection and caretaking of cows. Rishis usually had a cow in their ashrams. Even today, you can find cows and Gau-shalas in many Hindu temples across the country. So, as Hindus, it is our religious duty to protect, nurture, and worship the Gau-Mata.