Protection of the cows is not a new concept. We can find a written text which describes and gives a special value to the cow. The following sukta is taken from the Atharva Veda describing the Cosmic form of an ox and a cow. Their quality is sattvic – pure, nourishing, life-giving. They are intelligent and alert, yet by nature they are relaxed. This beautiful hymn glorifies cows in an amazing way.