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It might surprise you to know, but farm animals are some of the most incredibly dynamic creatures on the planet. Pigs love nothing more than playing around like little kids, enjoying bath time, and of course, indulging in a quick cuddle or two. Cows – often dismissed as dull or slow-witted – are clever enough to take advantage of an unexpected feeding opportunity when their human carers aren’t around to witness them! Chickens – possibly the most maligned and derided farm animal out there – are also highly intelligent, perceptive, and deeply affectionate toward their young. Sadly, farmed animals such as goats, pigs, cows, sheep and chickens rarely get the chance to express what unique, loving beings they truly are.

Luckily, in recent years, a growing number of amazing farmed animal sanctuaries have sought to educate the public about the true beauty of the residents in their care. Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary (MVFS) in Galicia, Spain,  posted an adorable picture to their Facebook page, illustrating once and for all that what farmed animals want more than anything else is to love and be loved in return.

This sweet lamb and her human carer may be different species, but the two are united by their love.

These Two May Not be Family by Species, but They Are United by Love



Of the photo, MVFS said, “For us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” This is an ethos that truly defines every facet of their work … and if this gorgeous lamb’s peaceful expression is anything to go by, it looks like the animals certainly appreciate this! We could all stand to learn a lesson from this beautiful family – love knows no species.

To learn more about MVFS, check out their website or Facebook page. You can donate to support their work here.

Image source: Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary/Facebook

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