Immediate release: Monday 11th June 2012
Across the UK Hindu Temples, organisations, companies and families are pledging to buy organic milk. So far the internet campaign www.godharmic.com has over 4500 registered pledges and 17 Organisations involved including some of the largest Hindu temples in the country. The cause has found particular favour on the internet with over 30,000 Go Dharmic users to date.
The campaign could not be timelier with the rise in applications for industrial dairy operations to host thousands of cows, threatening to change the landscape of the UK farming industry.
 The Go Dharmic campaign is a small but significant step towards promoting more ethical dairy farming where animal welfare is given the highest priority. MP for Preston Mark Hendrix said of the campaign, it is great to see the work of Go Dharmic raising awareness on issues that affect animal welfare’.
The Go Dharmic Mela  is a free event at the Sanatan Hindu Mandir on Sunday 17th June. It will see representatives from over 100 organisations receive a presentation at 12.15pm on how to get to Organic slaughter free milk something 98% of 500 Hindu’s surveyed said they would be happy with. Anybody who is interested in Dharmic values is welcome to attend.
The Go Dharmic Mela:
– Presentation from Go Dharmic and the significance of the campaign running from 11-12pm & repeated 12.15-1.15pm
– Fun and games for Kids and all the family and an opportunity to meet UK Organic farmers from 11-1pm.
– Music, Stalls, Refreshments, Prasad, and a great opportunity to meet and network with likeminded people.
– Yoga, Meditation and Ayurvedic consultations.
Martin Palmer, Director of ARC, The alliance for religions and conservation was quoted saying “The sacred cow has often been a source of much amusement in the west because they never understood it. If we were to take seriously what the sacred cow stands for, this provider, this mother of our needs, and understood what the Dharmic traditions have been saying all along. This could revolutionize the way we eat.”
Karen Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org
Quotes & Notes:
 The proposal for a mega dairy at Nocton in Lincolnshire, involving between 3,770 and 8,100 dairy cows, has recently been withdrawn, but it would have been the biggest of its kind by far in the UK.
 Event leaflet Attached to the Left
The cow is of central importance for economic development in the 21st Century. It can assist with organic farming, excellent natural fertilizers for the land, positive environmental impact, and healthy milk for the people.
Dr Wallabh Kathiria, Chairman, Gau Seva Ayog, Gujarat Government, India.
The plight of the dairy cows is profoundly connected to the global issues that face us all. I am hopeful that you will switch to organic dairy products. It is time to be kind to the cows and the earth.
Ranchor Prime, Author & Researcher on Hindu Environmental Issues
Comfortable, contented cows that live longer, healthier lives are the goal of all organic farmers. The GoDharmic campaign aims to raise the bar of animal welfare and make well being in the dairy industry, helping to make it truly compassionate.
Richard Green, OMSCo (Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative)
This is a matter of our faith and duty; we support and respect your efforts and the way the Go Dharmic campaign is being projected.
Shri.Brij Mohan Gupta, President, National Council of Hindu Temples (UK)
I now use organic milk on my cereal every morning, check out GoDharmic.com Love it.
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