We at Sukha Gomukha believe that the way we
as a culture treat the animals that we count
on for our own health and welfare has a
direct affect on our health and welfare.
If it’s true that “what goes ‘round, comes
‘round”, then this relationship must be
showing up in our lives in ways we may never
have thought of.
It makes sense to us that the prevalence of
breast cancer and very likely other cancers
has to do with our disregard for the welfare
of cows. The way the young are separated
from their mothers may have something to do
with the number of broken homes and foster
children there are in America.
Cows, chickens pigs and turkeys are horribly
mistreated for the sake of production,
efficiency and keeping costs down. By any
standard of decency, how these animals are
treated on most farms, feed lots and
slaughter houses would be considered abuse.
For some reason we are numb to this
Michael Vick, a professional football player
has been in the news recently. He is getting
“a second chance” to play ball again after
doing time for the mistreatment of dogs. He
used them in a dog fighting business he was
once involved with. His mistreatment of the
dogs is comparable to how the majority
of farm animals are treated.
We are destroying our home by cutting down
the rainforests to grow beef. Those animals
make a huge contribution to the green house
gasses that are causing global warming.
Sukha Gomukha is attempting to get us as a
culture to stop looking the other way when
it comes to this mistreatment of livestock
and the planet. While we personally think it
would be better to stop eating these animals
and change how we view dairy production, we
recognize that many aren’t ready for that.
This effort to create space for cows to be
well treated when they are done with their
working life is an attempt to get all of us
to think in a more humane way about these
animals that sacrifice much more in our
pursuit of happiness then dogs or cats do.
It makes sense to us that they all be well
treated. We believe the by-product of this
way of thinking would mean longer, happier
and more healthy lives for people too.