The cow is a symbol of Indian culture.
Lord Krishna has said Cow as ‘Kamdhenu’ that meets all our desires. All Gods reside in the body of Cow. The scriptures state that deity of wealth Lakshmi first appeared as the cow and Bilva tree originated from its dung.
Cows in Indian culture have been revered, protected and conserved. Go-Raksha or the Cow Protection can be accomplished only if one aims to serve the cows rather than be served by them. In the classic agrarian model of lifestyle, milk is not the goal of cow protection, Unfortunately, modern dairy culture has got nothing to do with cow protection but everything to do with cow exploitation.