Photo courtesy: julieoneill.
That is a dying baby calf.. starving slowly to death in a local, small, family run, "caring" dairy farm in the holy city of Rishikesh.. where cows are "worshipped".
From Julie's blog post.
"In north India there is a holy city called Rishikesh. It is a paradise for yoga loving vegetarians. The respect for cows fills the air here. As they roam freely, visitors and residents alike gently stroke their foreheads and offer them treats of fruits and vegetables. Through the streets traffic patiently waits for the noble beasts to pass.
Here especially, the cow is considered sacred and no meat is allowed in the entire city! But plenty of milk is consumed. I decided to pop into a small family run dairy just off of the main drag in Rishikesh. I figured that if anywhere in the world mother cows would be treated well it would be here. If there was anywhere that I could have a guilt free cheese sandwich it should be here. The following photos are from this small family run dairy."
Please read her entire post here. http://www.julieoneill.com/blog/?p=1438