The Keralan Cowboy: Conserving Indian Cows

July 19, 2015

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As with almost all agricultural policy throughout the world, it seems that life-changing decisions are being made based purely on profit. Detached academics, policy makers and economists seem determined to destroy what has taken many thousands of years to develop. This greed for profit, for growth at any cost is not just a threat to our and . It is pushing our entire planet closer to destruction.

Fortunately, there are people like Chandran Master who know that money isn’t everything. Chandran has been collecting Indian indigenous for about 24 years. He began collecting because he was shocked at the rapid decline of local species within his area.

It is Chandran’s belief that what we are about to lose in will have a profound effect on the future health and wealth of India. The very symbol of Indian cultural and spiritual life is disappearing in the space of just one generation while a system of monetary-motivated policies are actively discriminating against small farmers in India.

The Keralan Cowboy is far more than just a nice film about a nice man who is in love with nice cows. This is a film about the importance of bio-diversity and questioning the economically driven government policy that will have a profound effect on our society and environment.

Watch Chandran Master, his school friend Thomas and their precious Indian cows in this touching film by the Source Project.

The Keralan Cowboy ~ Kerala, IndiaChandran Master, a retired school teacher in Kerala, India, has been collecting Indian indigenous cows for about 25 years. He began collecting because he was shocked at the rapid decline of local species within his area. The problem, Chandran argues, is that if small farmers were supported by government, then their cows could produce more than enough milk, not only for Indian consumption but also for export. The yields are lower than they should be because the cows do not have access to enough food or water.This is a film about the importance of bio-diversity and questioning the economically driven government policy that will have a profound effect on our society and environment. The Source Project tweet

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3 thoughts on “The Keralan Cowboy: Conserving Indian Cows”

  1. Vivek Sharma says:

    I want to contact Chandran Master,my nmais is Vivek Sharma,my contact no. is 09004454321,i stay in Mumbai,please tell me how can i contact him.

    1. Vivek Sharma says:

      I want to contact Chandran Master,my name is Vivek Sharma,my contact no. is 09004454321,i stay in Mumbai,please tell me how can i contact him.

  2. aby says:

    Mr. Chandran Master
    Nambiyandra House,
    P. Vembalur P.O, Kodungallur Via
    Thrissur District, Kerala – 680 671.
    Ph: 0480 – 2850483.
    Mobile : 94463 10483

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