I am sure most of you remember the touching story of Bonnie the cow. Namely after her owner passed away, the whole herd was about to be transferred to another farm when Bonnie felt threatened and decided to escape. She eventually ended up joining a herd of deer that accepted this scared cow as one of their own. This story quickly went viral and made people reconsider the way we look at the cows and other domestic animals.
The sad reality is that they are not really treated as living beings and farmers only see them as milk and meat providers. But cows feel the need to be shown kindness, because they have feelings and are not emotionless, unlike many humans.
Cows sense when their life is in danger; they definitely know when the time comes for them to be slaughtered for their meat, and most of them have no means to defend themselves.
Now we bring to you another story of a cow that decided to run for her life. According to ABC7 News, Brianna stopped the highway trafiic in New Jersey.
News Tribune informs that she was on the way to a slaughterhouse in Passaic County on Tuesday morning when she jumped eight feet from the truck and headed towards the highway.
Brianna’s story caught the attention of the staff from Skylands Animal Sanctuary who took her in and gave her a home.
Two days later, they shared with the world some good news. Brianna gave birth to a healthy calf. Maybe it was the mother instinct that made her opt for the great escape.
“Brianna is now the proud mother of a beautiful baby girl named, Winter ❤️❤️❤️ she came to us at 1:30pm on 12/29/2018. You can hear my voice change when I say ‘Hi baby, that is because I saw Winter open her eyes for the first time and look right at me. Easily one the most incredible things I’ve ever been involved in, but also extremely nerve racking because the Dr. hadn’t gotten here yet,” Mike Stura, the founder of the animal sanctuary, wrote.
Due to the video’s graphic nature displaying the birth, you can view the video here.
If she didn’t leave that truck, both Brianna and her baby would end up being killed.
“She’s never had freedom, she’d been impregnated about nine months ago, and had already lost her home and her family, but that wasn’t enough, EVERYTHING was about to be stolen from her, her beautiful baby, and her life … She and her unborn baby would have been needlessly killed … This is the reality of dairy and meat,” Stura wrote.
This is indeed an amazing story that shows us what a mother is ready to do for the well-being of her offspring. Brianna is a true hero who wouldn’t let anything bad happen to lovely Winter. Thankfully, the two will have a great life together, surrounded by people who care.