COW is our mother not by religion but by the ethos of our country.Ethos is the sense of morality for our culture for us.Our democracy is defined as a government of the people, by the people and for the people.COW is mother of 80%+ people of India.
Protection of Cows is the single-most important principle towards saving the whole world from both moral and spiritual degradation. Simply by protection of Cows all the wonderful benefits of religiosity and piety will be automatically achieved without any separate endeavor. This is because Cows are as beloved to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna, as even saintly brahmanas. – By Srila Prabhupada (http://goshala.com/cow%20protection.html)
The International Society of Cow Protection (ISCOWP) – Protecting & Caring for Cows Since 1990
ISCOWP’s primary concern is to present alternatives to agricultural practices that support and depend upon the meat industry’s slaughter of innocent animals, specifically the cow. To this end, ISCOWP presents the practices and philosophy of compassionate cow protection which includes dietary change supportive of cow protection and training oxen (male cows or steers) to replace farm machinery and thereby show an alternative to their slaughter. The tenets of cow protection are universal and nonsectarian, available to all regardless of race, creed, or nationality.