These cows were destined for the slaughterhouse after the dairy farm they were at was forced to shut down for economic reasons. Some of the people who knew these gentle creatures couldn't bear the thought of that, so they started a foundation just to save them.
I saw this video going around Facebook and did some extra digging around, because a story like this deserves to be shared, and shared well. See below the video for more about the cows (they all even have names!).
The foundation, called Kuhrettung Rhein-Berg, is based in Germany. Their website has lots more information (which is in German, but Google Translate saved the day there). Turns out the way they are supporting these cows is by having people "sponsor" them. There are tons of cute pictures on the site of each one, and how close they are to being fully sponsored.
Here are some of the cuties. All pictures from www.kuhrettung.de.
And that's only a few of them! Check out the rest of the cute cows on their site (click around on the navigation links on it).
Isn't this just a beautiful thing? To see them so happy and so excited to be free and running and enjoying life? Pure bliss.
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