(FARM ANIMALS/COWS) GERMANY — When cows are no longer able to produce milk or calves, they are often surrendered to slaughterhouses—which is hardly appropriate compensation for the farm animals’ years of hard work.
However, Anke Heublein, founder of the fundraising club, Save the Cows in Rhein-Berg, believes these hardworking animals deserve a second chance at life.
Heublein’s club rescued 25 cows from a dairy farm outside of Cologne, and now the animals are living out their days in an open field.
Members of the farm’s family were heartbroken when they learned the cows would be given up for financial reasons. The cows’ enthusiasm for life is documented in the YouTube video, “Happy Cows” (see below), and shows the animals’ rejoicing in their new environment.
Global Animal had the incredible chance to visit Animal Acres Farm Sanctuary in Acton, California, and see the positive changes these sanctuaries can bring to former farm animals. Take a look at the memorable photos from our life-changing visit, here!
Watch the “Happy Cows” video below.
And don’t forget to watch Part Two!