When you think of a man's best friend, a pet cow is probably not the first thing that pops into your mind! And that's a shame because these adorable cows are more similar to dogs than you think - and Bored Panda has made a compilation of photos to prove it!

Just like dogs, these cute cows love to cuddle; they give kisses, get curious, play with a ball, and enjoy good old back rub. And there's such a variety between them - from huge fluffy cows to tiny miniature cows; there's an adorable animal for everyone to love. And don't start us on the charms of baby cows!

We hope this will encourage you to see them as sensitive animals, which they are, and inspire a more ethical treatment of these magnificent creatures.

#1

A Cuddly Scottish Cow

A Cuddly Scottish Cow

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Zori the degu
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Um, I think you must have confused something, it's a teddy bear. ;)

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#2

This Sweet Baby Cow

This Sweet Baby Cow

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#3

Dogs Love Cows Too

Dogs Love Cows Too

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#4

Cows Will Be Your Friend If You Treat Them Nicely

Cows Will Be Your Friend If You Treat Them Nicely

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#5

My Cow Thinks He's A Dog... We Left The Door Open For 5 Minutes

My Cow Thinks He's A Dog... We Left The Door Open For 5 Minutes

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#6

Cow Snuggles

Cow Snuggles

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Pamela
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's it I'm a vegan lol okay not really but dang it they are so cute

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#7

Cow Catching Snowflakes On His Tongue

Cow Catching Snowflakes On His Tongue

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KHansen Yoga
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just an FYI this is a veal calf - this calf is kept in it's tiny enclosure - it will never feel pasture grass under it's feet, it is fed only milk when it should be weaned and eating grains and grass - it will be slaughtered well before adolescence, while it is still young and at the beginning of its life, all for your dinner. There is nothing cute about veal.

Lex's Lists
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Incorrect. This is a dairy farm calf. The calves are raised in doghouse-like shelters with room to stand and walk around. They will either become milk cows or sold for beef or breeding.

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Irene Walton
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a very sad picture. I've seen calves in these containers here. Even in the baking heat

Monica Riedler
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor little one, the only chance to experience nature. This is no life for calves

Sarah-Jane Lowes
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor innocent baby. That snowflake is one of his only joys in life.

Scarlett Bartlett
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The comment from KHansen Yoga below should make us all ashamed, and moved enough to do something to stop this horror.

Here to Troll
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Except for the part where it's factually inaccurate. But, y'know, aside from facts.

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Zori the degu
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Omg, a good moment to realize that giraffes and cows are relatives!

Debbie West
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is so sad these poor little babies ripped away from their moms and stuck in these tiny little pods and than butchered for veal ..... not cute at all very very sad

Victoria Bangs
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ripped from its mother upon birth and stuck in this crate to keep his " meat " tender. All for someones 10 minutes of glutinous pleasure.

Audrey McEuen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A cow is a female and this post uses he and cow in the same sentence referring to the same animal.

Diana Sidwell
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This calf would have been taken from his mother at birth so that humans can steal the milk that she produces for him. He will never know her love and will be kept in isolation in this small, cold, baren crate until he is sold to god only knows where.

Victoria Bangs
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

soon to be savagely murdered for some selfish humans 10 minutes of glutinous pleasure

TL Grizzle
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everyone commenting must never eat beef or dairy. And obviously have never been on a dairy farm.

Christy Vachon
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can't eat veal! Poor Baby....at least he gets some enjoyment in his short little life.

Rose Hogue
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At least he gets to play for this day....hope the person filming this let him live!

Lisa Ní Chárthaigh
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah sure they let him live - money, money, money, no heart.

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Bunny Rose
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

HORRIBLE CALFS IN VEAL CAGES. SHOULD BE OUTLAWED. TORTURE OF INNOCENT BABY DOES SO IDIOTS CAN EAT VEAL.

Amanda Hunter
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What deplorable conditions, why is this allowed?

Emir
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks like a veal pen, very cruel

Vera Abrams
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a little girl I loved veal. When old enough to understand what and where it came from I could not touch it, a terrible practice so cruel. Just as bad as Stuffing food down a gooses neck to make a pate.

Mariët Tiel
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very sad really, should roam a field not stand in a shitty little tent thing.

Sue Papenfuss
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too sad! This calf will be your veal cutlet, soon. This calf is taken from it's mom, kept in a small pen, then slaughtered.

Teresa
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Its thirsty...rarely gets water

Nancy Munoz
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

😢...Poor baby just wants to play!

Vicki Cryer
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is very very sad, hes thirsty and needs hes mother, just as animal human babies do

Floor Boasson
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Its disturbing that something van be so cute, while Being in such a horrible situation

Kim MacPhee
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel sadness for this baby even though he's finding enjoyment in his captivity

Lynn Bowerman
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so ucking sad. Please please don’t support this treatment of these sweetsmart Animals, they want to live and be loved.

Marie Pearce
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

# 7 is NOT cute or endearing.. these are calves that have been ripped away from their mothers, denied water and other life sustaining needs in preparation to them.becomong veal!!! Its inhumane treatment.

Sherrie Bachell
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't like this this is not there normal habitat. Tiny enclosures, no real life for them...humans are cruel and unjust in what there doing. All creatures deserve to live... big and small. I really ashamed to be apart of the human race. What a dumb breed we are, full of greed and look at me. Feeble creatures. Stop eating meat 💚

Faith Read
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well just for your information this is a heifer calf being raised for several weeks being fed milk grain and hay, when she is weaned. She will be in a barn or open space until she is about 15 months at which time she will be bred to calve at 24 months. She will never be mistreated as the more milk she makes the better for the farmer. You are wrong with your PETA or HSUS rhetoric. You should know the truth and not spread crap? Also see #12.

Sandralee Wagner
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I dont eat veal for that very purpose. It's cruel the way they are kept.

Deb Dixon
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree with KHansen Yoga😥

Hannah Lipsett
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How can any part of a cow be referred to as HIS? A male cow? Really?

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

why i refuse to eat veal, or any baby animal.

Lisa Ní Chárthaigh
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why I refuse to eat any animal. Why is the poor adult less entitled to live than the young?

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Lorena Magee
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

FYI, for some reason I made a reply to one comment and it was put as a reply to all comments.

Cara Corder
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cows are female. Bulls are him.

Wojciech Frank
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The calf catching snowflakes actually lives in a veal crate - crates in which calves are kept immobilized for six weeks before they are slaughtered for veal.

Jenny Jozwiak
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Humans are going to be extinct in about 10-15 years. No great loss there.

Here to Troll
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ROFL I'd LOVE to see that research. Source please.

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Sara Ogilvy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This shatters my heart.... So bittersweet.

critical phaze
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We should staple tags to the ears of the people who do this for a living and throw them in a cage in horrid conditions and see how much they like it.

Dana Busatto
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This breaks my heart .. poor baby

Deborah Diehl
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I totally agree with KHansen. This is animal cruelty at it worst. I do not condone veal or fois gras.

Ann Garrett
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this animal is essentially living in a large dog kennel. not cute, people.

Ann Garrett
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yes, this poor animal is essentially living in a large dog kennel. this is not cute, people.

Brody Hailes
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

His curiosity of snowflakes is a real display of sentience which only highlights the cruelty if what awaits :(

Audie Armorer
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

VEAL ...yummy !! What else do you do on a dairy farm with a bull calf ???

Bunny Rose
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

HORRIBLE CALFS IN VEAL CAGES.

Pattie Kelly
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

After that sad story below I don't know what to say

Dan LaHaine
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mmmmmm Veal is so incredibly good!

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#8

So I Was Out Walking My Mini Cow When Howie Mandel Stopped For A Picture

So I Was Out Walking My Mini Cow When Howie Mandel Stopped For A Picture

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#9

Cows Are Extremely Curious Creatures

Cows Are Extremely Curious Creatures

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#10

Baby Cow That Likes To Cuddle

Baby Cow That Likes To Cuddle

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#11

Cows Love Being Cuddled

Cows Love Being Cuddled

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#12

Happy Cows Returning To The Pasture After A Long Winter In The Cow Shed

Happy Cows Returning To The Pasture After A Long Winter In The Cow Shed

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#13

Cows Are Very Affectionate

Cows Are Very Affectionate