Yesterday when I arrived to the @chinocowsave vigil I noticed there was a baby calf that wasn’t moving at all, I couldn’t see breathing or any movement so I thought she might even be dead, I went to the workers and told them someone needs to go check on this baby. A farmer came to check and I told them if she was sick I would love to take her to a sanctuary and give her the veterinarian care she needs.. the worker took me to the owner.
I told the owner that we are a love based movement and not here to hate on the farmers or him, we are there for the animals. I asked him what happens to the sick cows.. do they go to the slaughterhouse? He said they do not, they just euthanize them. (Which usually means with a gun to the head in this industry) so I told him, instead of doing that, can you give me a call and I can find them a sanctuary that can nurse them back to health and give them a long and happy life. He replies “you guys are vegans?” I said yes , he then said “ no, I’m not interested.” I asked him, “ if you have the choice to give them life or kill them, why not give them life?” He replied “it’s my choice” but in reality it’s not his choice because it involves the life of another being.
Then about an hour later I witnessed the baby I was trying to save get ripped away from her mother.
The mother ran to her and then watched them take her away. She knew she would never see her again. In the video you can see the mother look at the farmer and then run to me. She knew I wasn’t one of them. She heard me crying, she could feel my pain and that I was on her side. She looked at me as if to say “ help me”
But there was nothing I could do.. this ripped me apart. I will never forget that moment.
I was balling on my knees after that with my head in my hands and I look up and see about 10 cows looking at me.. as if they were trying to comfort me.
They know. Just like when a cat or dog knows when you are said, they know too.
They may not speak my language but she spoke to me..