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Today is Cow Appreciation Day and if you have never given much thought to how wonderful cows are, now is a great time to start. Cows are gentle animals who are affectionate, emotional and intelligent. Mahatma Gandhi described a cow as “a poem of compassion.” Cows are certainly deserving of our compassion as well as our understanding and respect. Before I became vegan, I didn’t know much about cows. I had only seen one once; after all, I was a city girl.

When I visited a farmed animal sanctuary, I was amazed at how beautiful, serene and at peace these once abused but now fortunate animals were. Getting up close and personal with a cow and touching her was an emotional experience for me. As I gently stroked her head with my hand, I looked into the cow’s eyes and apologized for my past behavior of eating meat and dairy and for not appreciating her rightful place on this planet alongside me. Today I not only appreciate cows but I love them. My blog even has a spokes-cow named Trudy. If you don’t know much about our bovine friends, here are 10 things about cows that may astound you:

1. Cows are Smart

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The idea that cows are dumb is a myth. Cows are actually very intelligent, curious and able to think critically and solve problems. Studies have shown that cows are capable of learning associations and using past experiences to determine their future actions. When faced with a challenge, cows get very excited with elevated heart rates and brainwaves. Some cows even jump in the air as if they are yelling, “I did it!”

2. Cows Remember Everything

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If you find yourself in the presence of a cow, be nice to her because she will remember you. Cows have great memories and are very good at remembering and recognizing faces even after long periods of time. Cows also have good spatial memory. They can remember where things are located such as food, water, shelter, best grazing spots and most importantly, the location of their babies.

3. Cows are Highly Emotional

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Even cows have mood swings. They are unhappy when the weather is bad and practically smiling when it’s sunny outside. Like humans, cows seek pleasure and love to play. When let outside after being cooped up for too long, cows run, prance and jump with joy. Sometimes, however, a cow just wants to be left alone because she’s not feeling well and isolates herself from others. Cows can be moody and sensitive. They may dislike certain individuals and can hold a grudge for years against other cows and people who have crossed them.

4. Cows Form Close Friendships

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Cows form strong bonds and friendships, choosing to spend much of their time with just a few preferred individuals. They even have best friends. Studies have shown that when cows are with their BFFs (Bovine Forever Friends), their stress levels decrease and when separated from them, their stress levels increase. Cows help each other, learn from each other and make decisions based on compassion and altruism. They even form grooming partnerships where they can do each other’s hair.

5. Cows Can Be Popular

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It may sound a bit like high school but cows have a social hierarchy with a Queen Bee…uh, Cow. There is often one cow in the herd who is seen as the boss and who dictates behavior to the rest of the cows. Any cows that don’t follow the leader will become isolated from the herd. When new cows are introduced to a well-established herd, she will have to network and build relationships until she is accepted into the pack.

6. Cows Love Their Babies

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The most powerful relationship for a cow is that between a mother and baby. Cows have strong maternal bonds and are attentive, protective and loving parents. When allowed, a mother cow may nurse her calf for as long as three years. The mother-child bond continues after weaning; mothers and their children remain close to each other for life. There is also a sense of maternal community as other cows in the herd will help nurture calves if necessary.

7. Cows Grieve Deeply

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Because cows form such strong bonds with their loved ones, it is only natural that they show signs of grief when separated from them. When a calf is taken away, the mother will cry and bellow for hours, even days, and fall into a deep depression. Mother cows will search for their babies, visibly distressed, just as the calves cry for their mother.

8. Cows Say More Than Moo

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While cows do “moo” to communicate, they also use different body positions and facial expressions. Another way cows “chat” is by mimicking each other’s actions. If one cow gets up from eating and starts walking across the field, other cows may get up and follow. This group behavior and networking is a type of communication between the cows.

9. Cows are Affectionate and Forgiving

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If you have never given a cow a belly rub, you should put it on your bucket list. Cows love to be petted, stroked and scratched behind the ears. They are very loving and welcome interactions with kind people. Even cows who have been mistreated or abused in the past can heal over time, forgive and learn to trust people again.

10. Cows Can Live Up to 20 Years

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When cows are not enslaved in the meat and dairy industry, their natural lifespan can be up to 20 years. That is over 4 times the life expectancy of cows used for food. Cows raised for meat are slaughtered when less than 2 years old and calves killed for veal don’t get to live more than a few months. Cows used in the dairy industry are sent to slaughter when their milk production slows, usually around the age of 4. Obviously, cows were intended to share this Earth with us for a much longer time.

Now that you know so much about cows, be sure to go meet one. Visit one of the many animal sanctuaries where cows get to live in peace and safety and maybe even give one a belly rub. I promise it will be a “moo-ving” experience.

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158 comments on “10 Things to Love About Cows”

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vivin
10 Days ago

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sarah
10 Days ago


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sarah
10 Days ago


I am very happy today with my family. My name is rose sarah living in USA, My husband left me for a good 3 years now, and i love him so much, i have been looking for a way to get him back since then. i have tried many options but he did not come back, until i met a friend that darted me to Dr.Jude a spell caster, who helped me to bring back my husband after 2 weeks. Me and my husband are living happily together today, That man is great, you can contact him via email [email protected]… Now i will advice any serious persons that found themselves in this kind of problem to contact him now a fast solution without steress.. He always hello, now i call him my father.contact him now he is always online email ([email protected]) or contact him on his whatsapp mobile line +2348034062173


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donald
10 Days ago

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sarah
11 Days ago


I am very happy today with my family. My name is rose sarah living in USA, My husband left me for a good 3 years now, and i love him so much, i have been looking for a way to get him back since then. i have tried many options but he did not come back, until i met a friend that darted me to Dr.Jude a spell caster, who helped me to bring back my husband after 2 weeks. Me and my husband are living happily together today, That man is great, you can contact him via email [email protected]… Now i will advice any serious persons that found themselves in this kind of problem to contact him now a fast solution without steress.. He always hello, now i call him my father.contact him now he is always online email ([email protected]) or contact him on his whatsapp mobile line +2348034062173


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nomal carl
14 Days ago

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vivin
15 Days ago

I made a promise to tell my testimony all over the globe once my man come back to me and my husband came just as DR abaka told me when he helped me. I made the right choice to have contacted DR abaka the great spell caster who is capable of helping you solve your problems. My man left me to suffer and i never believed that he will come back to me again but when i contacted DR abaka he assured me that my man will come again. he gave me some list of items to buy but i could not get them in my country and so i sent him the money and he bought the items and prepared the perfect love spell. My husband ran back to me in 3 days time begging for forgiveness THIS IS SO REAL AND GENUINE. NO SCAMS. I was so surprise that the spell worked just as he told me. This is so amazing and i want you to believe because DR abaka is so real and i urge you contact him now on his email so that he can also help you the way he helped me. email is [email protected] and you can also contact him with his phone number on whats app +2349063230051 you can also check and contact him on htpp://Drabakaspelltemple.blogspot.com


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mercyraymond
25 Days ago

Hello Everyone Beware Of Scammers
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i cry all day because i loved Raymond and i really need him back again in my life, i was searching for help,i was scam by a lot of spell casters whom i contacted to help me bring Raymond back to me i felt so very bad because of my present situation i was facing,i keep thinking of Raymond each and everyday so my dear friends i saw a testimony on Facebook of someone who Dr Aluya helped bring her ex lover back with his powerful love spell immediately i went in search of this great herbalist called Dr Aluya and i saw a lot of people sharing there testimony of how they were helped by this man i decided to give him a try he told me not to worry about anything that he is going to help me bring my ex lover back to me that my ex is going to come back to me begging me for the pains he caused me that my ex was under a spell cast by a lady, i was so very happy that my ex lover is going to come back to me again. all he ask from me was my details which i provided he told me that my ex lover his going to come back to me within 24hours,my dear friends to my greatest surprise immediately i contacted DR ALUYA my ex lover called me begging me to forgive him that i should come back to him again he was so sorry for the pains he caused me, i told him i was in my friends house he came to pick me up and my 2kids, Raymond now loved me like never before,you can contact Dr Aluya on his email address [email protected] if you are having any problem i advice you contact this great man for help you can call his mobile number +2347064851317, you can also visit his website Aluyasolutiontemple.webs.com for help.. .....


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mercyraymond
25 Days ago

Hello Everyone Beware Of Scammers
My name is Mercy Raymond am from Canada i want to share a great testimony of how this great herbalist Dr Aluya help me bring back my Ex lover who left me and my 2kids for another woman after 3years of our relationship i loved Raymond because he was so kind and caring to me, when ever he comes back from office he is always happy with me and the kids, one day he came back from work and was not happy with me either with the 2kids i was so worried and sad so i went to him and ask what the problem was he shouted at me and ask me to leave his house with the 2kids that he don\'t want to see me in his life again,he don\'t love me anymore, i was so very sad,i left the home with my 2kids to stay with my friend who cope me and my 2kids in her home
i cry all day because i loved Raymond and i really need him back again in my life, i was searching for help,i was scam by a lot of spell casters whom i contacted to help me bring Raymond back to me i felt so very bad because of my present situation i was facing,i keep thinking of Raymond each and everyday so my dear friends i saw a testimony on Facebook of someone who Dr Aluya helped bring her ex lover back with his powerful love spell immediately i went in search of this great herbalist called Dr Aluya and i saw a lot of people sharing there testimony of how they were helped by this man i decided to give him a try he told me not to worry about anything that he is going to help me bring my ex lover back to me that my ex is going to come back to me begging me for the pains he caused me that my ex was under a spell cast by a lady, i was so very happy that my ex lover is going to come back to me again. all he ask from me was my details which i provided he told me that my ex lover his going to come back to me within 24hours,my dear friends to my greatest surprise immediately i contacted DR ALUYA my ex lover called me begging me to forgive him that i should come back to him again he was so sorry for the pains he caused me, i told him i was in my friends house he came to pick me up and my 2kids, Raymond now loved me like never before,you can contact Dr Aluya on his email address [email protected] if you are having any problem i advice you contact this great man for help you can call his mobile number +2347064851317, you can also visit his website Aluyasolutiontemple.webs.com for help..


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Taylor Dukes
2 Months Ago






MY NAME IS Taylor Dukes FROM HOUSTON,TEXAS.I NEVER BELIEVED IN LOVE SPELLS OR MAGIC UNTIL I MET THIS SPELL CASTER ONCE WHEN I WENT TO AFRICA IN DECEMBER ON A BUSINESS SUMMIT. HE IS REALLY POWERFUL AND COULD HELP CAST SPELLS TO BRING BACK ONE\'S GONE,LOST,MISBEHAVING LOVER LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE YOU, BRING BACK LOST MONEY AND MAGIC MONEY SPELL OR SPELL FOR A GOOD JOB.I\'M NOW HAPPY & A LIVING TESTIMONY COS THE MAN I HAD WANTED TO MARRY LEFT ME 2 WEEKS BEFORE OUR WEDDING AND MY LIFE WAS UPSIDE DOWN COS OUR RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN ON FOR YEARS... I REALLY LOVED HIM, BUT HIS MOTHER WAS AGAINST US AND HE HAD NO GOOD PAYING JOB. SO WHEN I MET THIS SPELL CASTER, I TOLD HIM WHAT HAPPENED AND EXPLAINED THE SITUATION OF THINGS TO HIM..AT FIRST I WAS UNDECIDED,SKEPTICAL AND DOUBTFUL, BUT I JUST GAVE IT A TRY. AND IN 2 DAYS WHEN I RETURNED TO TEXAS, MY BOYFRIEND (NOW HUSBAND) CALLED ME BY HIMSELF AND CAME TO ME APOLOGIZING THAT EVERYTHING HAD BEEN SETTLED WITH HIS MOM AND FAMILY AND HE GOT A NEW JOB INTERVIEW SO WE SHOULD GET MARRIED..I DIDN\'T BELIEVE IT COS THE SPELL CASTER ONLY ASKED FOR MY NAME AND MY BOYFRIENDS NAME AND ALL I WANTED HIM TO DO... WELL WE ARE HAPPILY MARRIED NOW AND WE ARE EXPECTING OUR LITTLE KID,AND MY HUSBAND ALSO GOT THE NEW JOB AND OUR LIVES BECAME MUCH BETTER. IN CASE ANYONE NEEDS THE SPELL CASTER FOR SOME HELP, HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS: [email protected] ......HOPE HE HELPS YOU OUT. HURRY NOW AND CONTACT HIM NOW VIA EMAIL ADDRES> [email protected] and whatsapp +2348074066640



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