Posted @withrepost • @belinda_vegan WE ALL DESIRE #FREEDOM!
Cows are as diverse as #cats, #dogs,
and people: Some are bright; others are slow learners. Some are #bold
others are #shy
Some are #friendly
others are #bossy
According to research, cows are generally very intelligent #animals
who can remember things for a long time. Animal behaviorists have found that cows interact in socially complex ways, developing friendships over time and sometimes holding grudges against other cows who treat them badly.
These gentle giants #mourn
the deaths of and even separation from those they love, even shedding tears over their loss. The #mother
is particularly #strong,
and there are countless reports of mother cows who continue to frantically call and search for their babies after the calves have been taken away and sold to veal or beef farms.Cows Don’t Want to Die
Like all animals, cows value their lives and don’t want to die. Stories abound of cows who have gone to #extraordinary lengths to fight for their lives.
A cow named Suzie was about to be loaded onto a freighter bound for Venezuela when she turned around, ran back down the gangplank, and leaped into the river. Even though she was #pregnant
(or perhaps because she was pregnant), she managed to swim all the way across the river, eluding capture for several days. She was rescued and sent to a sanctuary.
When workers at a slaughterhouse in Massachusetts went on break, Emily the cow made a break of her own. She took a tremendous leap over a 5-foot gate and escaped into the woods, surviving for several weeks during New England’s snowiest winter in a decade, cleverly refusing to touch the hay put out to lure her back to the slaughterhouse.
was eventually caught by the owners of a nearby sanctuary, public outcry demanded that the slaughterhouse allow the sanctuary to buy her for one dollar. Emily lived out the rest of her life in Massachusetts until she died of cancer in 2004. Her #life
is a testament to the fact that eating meat means eating animals who don’t want to die.
Video courtesy of @asafcatman 🙏💜 Rp @thehuma