First time visitors to India are often shocked by the number of cows on the streets. This is due to the fact that local residents cannot maintain the cows that are no longer giving milk and have to let go of them, forcing them to live outside. Same thing happens with baby bulls, who are also released shortly after birth. This is a common practice throughout India, and Vrindavan is no exception.
We started our homeless cow feeding program in April of 2020, when it became especially critical. That is because usually cows are fed by visiting pilgrims, however due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the number of people coming to Govardhan has decreased greatly and the cows began to starve.