Kim ‘Kowdashian’? PETA India Names Rescued Cow After Reality Star

Kim ‘Kowdashian’? PETA India Names Rescued Cow After Reality Star

London – For Mother’s Day in India (9 May), PETA’s Indian affiliate has named a drop-dead gorgeous, rescued mother cow there after Kim Kardashian to thank the mother of four for showing compassion to mums of all species by promoting a vegan diet to her family and her over 200 million followers.

A sanctuary supported by PETA gained custody of the lactating cow – who had likely been exploited for dairy – after her former owner was caught abusing her on the street. Now, Kim the cow enjoys snacking on green grass, sorghum, groundnut cakes, and even the fodder that’s carted around in a wheelbarrow. Since arriving at her lush new home, she’s made two dear friends: a bullock named Sonya and a fellow cow named Meena.

“While Kim the rescued cow prefers calm days in the shade and out of the limelight, in all the ways that count, she’s like human Kim – she is devoted to her family and loves spending time with friends,” says PETA India Director of Celebrity and Public Relations Sachin Bangera. “PETA thanks Kim Kardashian for kindly keeping up with the times by going vegan.”

PETA notes that cows in the dairy industry are artificially impregnated through a violating, painful process and separated from their newborn babies. Mother cows have been heard calling for their calves for days. Male calves may be killed for veal, while most female calves endure the same fate as their mothers: they’re forced to produce milk until their bodies give out and then slaughtered for cheap meat.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview – offers a free vegan starter kit full of recipes, tips, and more. For more information, please visit or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.


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