We Show 20 Reasons Why Cows Should Be Petted, Not Farmed (20 Pics)
Mahatma Gandhi described cows as “a poem of compassion”. Just like cats and dogs, cows are affectionate, intelligent and enjoy human companionship. Cows are gentle creatures who deserve compassion and respect.
Cows rescued from factory farms are enjoying freedom and compassion in nonprofit sanctuaries where volunteers take care of them.
Nima Sanctuary is the first and only of its kind sanctuary in Romania. Here, cows rescued from slaughter live happily and safely. Nima Sanctuary is raising money to buy a pasture where the cows can frolic in green grass and sunny mountain breeze.
A square meter of pasture costs 3.4 US Dollars or 3 Euros. If you want to help, please share the sanctuary’s fundraiser. Find out more about Nima Sanctuary on their page.
Here are a few images and less known facts about cows!
Cows Remember Everything Including When Their Human Helps Them Heal A Broken Leg
Nima sanctuary is the first sanctuary for farm animals in Romania. Doina founded this sanctuary to host 4 cows rescued from a slaughterhouse. Today the sanctuary hosts 23 cows, 3 horses, 2 pigs, 1 donkey and 2 dogs. The founder of the sanctuary lives on site. All the staff love all animals and they all have rescue animals in their homes.
Cows Love Their Babies
Cows Form Life Long Friendships With Other Cows
Back in 2013, I founded a non-profit association called Voice For The Needy to help animals in my home country Romania, especially dogs and cats. Pet abandonment and abuse is huge problem in Romania and you can check these infographics I made.
Fast forward and in April 2019, Doina found me on Facebook and approached me (I live in Los Angeles and Doina lives in Romania at the sanctuary). She asked for my help to raise money to purchase a pasture for the sanctuary. We both dived into the fundraising project and it took us a year to raise the 48,000 euros needed to buy the pasture. Doina's compassion for cows and basically all the animals gave me the motivation to give up dairy and I'm working on becoming a vegan like her.
Cows Grieve Deeply
If one of their friends crosses the rainbow bridge, they suffer immensely.
Cows Love Chin Scratches
In 2019, I decided to write an article about the cows and I checked the sanctuary's Flickr feed and picked some of the pictures I thought to show the cows in a positive light that might convince people to look at them with compassion.
Nima Sanctuary is a place for all the rescued farm animals, big or small, including cats and dogs rescued from Romania's streets, forests, landfills (pet abandonment is a huge problem in Romania). Basically, the sanctuary's doors are opened to any rescue animals that cross paths with the staff.
Cows Love Hugs From Grandpa
The sanctuary is mainly built to host cows and large farm animals, but pretty much any animals that need a place can come to the sanctuary. The fact is that cows are gentle animals that are capable of empathy and affection. We people should value them and treat them as living beings, not objects that produce meat and milk.
Cows Are Smart And Sometimes They Stare Down On You And Judge
Cows Have A National Day
Cow Appreciation Day is on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.
Cows Use Different Body Positions And Facial Expressions To Communicate
For instance, this cow is saying "that chin scratch is a bit weak; please put more effort into it, lady".
They Reward Their Humans With A Big Sloppy Kiss
Cows With Names Give More Milk
Happy cows that enjoy their human affection results in larger milk production.
Cows Live Up To 20 Years, Which Is 4 Times The Average Life Span Of Cows Used In The Dairy Industry
Cows and calves used in the meat industry live a maximum of several months.
Cows Love Kisses
Cows Love Sloppy Kisses
Cows Have Social Hierarchies
It takes a while to become Miss or Mister Popularity among the cow group.