Charity Replaces Hindu Sacred Cow

December 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

The RSPCA is giving a cow to a Hindu temple in Hertfordshire to replace one put down by a vet.

The charity said it was sorry for causing offence to the Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple in Watford - but stood by the vet's decision.

A Belgian Blue Jersey cross cow will now be given to the temple.

Temple officials claim they had been "tricked" into letting a vet see the sacred cow Gangotri, when it was sick last December.

At the time of its death, the cow had been injured for more than a year and could not stand.