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The beef farmer rescuing his cows from the slaughterhouse

July 24, 2017

Source BBC , YouTube

When his father died in 2011, Jay Wilde took responsibility of running the family farm. For years he has been concerned about the welfare of his cows and the environmental impact of beef farming. Today he’s doing something about it.

Filmed and edited by Elise Wicker

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 24, 2017 10:39 am

    When I moved in to The Holler, I was living around free range cattle for the first time and I witnessed a cow funeral when a member of the herd died that went on for days and simply astounded me. I googled and found this thread. Scroll down a few posts until you get to Thea123, that’s me. Years later I thought of my query, looked for it and found this incredible collection of replies, including a cattle herder from Africa. I was astounded. Cows have complex feelings and grieve all the time when calves of cows die.

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    • July 24, 2017 11:52 am

      Hi, Cindy. Thank you so much for your comments and link; I have read many of those comments and responses. Animals are sentient beings and thus have an exceptional capacity for emotion, such as grief, love, joy, loneliness, and suffering across all species and kinds. It is with great sadness and anger than most will not accept this or will, bewildering enough, deny such ability exists to “justify” the continuation of the harm, pain, suffering, and despair animals experience and horrifyingly endure. All animals, not just those deemed “worthy” such as pets, are capable of enormous love and suffering and feel the same bonds, joy, and pain that human animals experience. If people could just accept this, even not as witness, but really just admit what they know, deep down, is true, then we can begin to share this world as we were meant to, and not own and subjugate. Thank you so much, Cindy, I am grateful and thankful for your amazing experience..


  2. July 24, 2017 10:40 am

    sorry typo calves or cows die


  3. August 1, 2017 7:59 am

    Lovely little video. Thanks Stacey. Hillside Animal Sanctuary is amazing. They never turn animals away and now have thousands to care for. Always needing more land, feed and barns. Here is the link of anyone would like to support them

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    • August 1, 2017 11:54 am

      Thank you so much for your comment and link. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before, but I added the link to the post above. They deserve so much support, what amazing, compassionate, and wonderful people.


  4. September 15, 2017 7:11 am

    I saw this a few weeks ago and I admit it moved me to tears. Such a wonderful story and one I hope to read more and more often. Thank you for sharing.

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