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Ever wondered what happy cow really looks like? Um … this is it, folks! Check out this cow who is literally getting his dance on after being sprung from the meat industry. Who wouldn’t get down and bust a move?!

After being tethered in a narrow stable for most of his life, Bandit performs his freedom-dance showing his gratitude to his rescuers from Gut Aiderbichl Sanctuary (home to 500 rescued cows, bulls, and calves).

Measuring emotions in animals is very important because it helps us better understand them, their needs, and wants. As Bandit shows, a major need (and want) is run free and have the chance to get down and funky once in a while.

He was one of millions destined for life in a factory farm – but this video proves that with moo-ves like that, you never become accustomed to a life of being chained. So if you ever wondered what happy cow looks like (OK — a REALLY happy cow), Bandit is your guy. Go, Bandit! Go, Bandit!

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276 comments on “Cow Literally Dances With Joy After Being Rescued From Meat Industry (VIDEO)”

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Ted C
2 Months Ago

This animal had no idea what it\'s circumstances where and it was not showing gratitude. I find it amusing how the writers of this site give animals all the same emotions as humans.

Jen M
12 Aug 2016

Why is it so difficult for you to believe this? Animals have brains and feelings like all living things and feel happy and sad and pain. That animal clearly knew he was being freed and was showing gratitude. Sad that you can\'t see or feel that.

19 Aug 2016

The cow was absolutely aware of how it was living, how it felt when it was freed, and how it \'showed gratitude\' or whatever you want to call it when he was nuzzling with the man who saved him...
Animals DO have many of the same emotions as humans...I find it sad that some people have the inability to realize that...

Selena Charles
9 Months Ago

Sierra Robinson

Kiana Puru
9 Months Ago

How does one save an animal from factory farms?

Ted C
11 Aug 2016

Eat it.

Sushil Yadav
9 Months Ago

. Animal Genocide came with industrialization........The mega crime of animal slaughter came with industrialization........Meat Industry came with industrialization.......There was very little killing of animals for food or any other reason in pre-industrial society.........Industrial society has killed billions of farm animals in industrial slaughter houses, billions of wild animals by destroying forests with industry, billions of fish with industrial fishing.......All this killing was absent in pre-industrial society. Genocide of animals cannot be stopped without eradicating industrial society. Today you can go to the market and buy unlimited quantity of meat.......This was not possible in pre-industrial society when most of the people lived in villages and there was hardly any meat market. The nonsense of eating meat or fish every day or several times a week is a consequence of industrialization. In pre-industrial society only those who lived near the river or ocean could eat fish every day..........In industrial society billions of people who are living hundreds and thousands of miles away from rivers and oceans are eating fish every day or many times a week because of Industrial Fishing, Industrial Transportation, Industrial Refrigeration and Industrial Marketing. In industrial society millions of tonnes of meat and fish are being sent from one country to another country, from one continent to another continent. In pre-industrial society most of the meat eaters could eat meat only on special occasions. In pre-industrial society most of the food was vegetarian most of the time. In pre-industrial society most of the people were vegetarian most of the time. In pre-industrial society very few animals and fish were available for killing and consumption in the absence of industrial farming of animals, industrial slaughter houses, industrial fishing, industrial transportation, industrial refrigeration, and industrial marketing. In pre-industrial society bulls and cows were needed for ploughing and tilling the fields.......for milk and manure.......for drawing out water from the wells......Cow dung cakes were used as fuel for cooking .......There was no way farmers would kill them for meat because their very survival depended on them. It was the arrival of tractors, electricity, diesel and electric pumps that made animals redundant for farming........This led to mass slaughtering of cows. Most of the people in this world are alive today because of cows and bulls.........It was cows and bulls that kept people alive for 10,000 years during the agrarian stage........It was cows and bulls that sustained agriculture and farming for 10,000 years during the agrarian stage. Industrial society is slaughtering the very animal that kept its ancestors alive for 10,000 years in agrarian stage. . . Meat Industry is not the only industry that has killed animals........Hundreds of other industries have killed wild animals by destroying forests.........Forests have been destroyed by Mining Industry, Logging Industry, Manufacturing Industry, Construction Industry, Electricity Industry, Oil Industry, Road and Rail Industry, Ports and Airports. Industrial activity for production of consumer goods has destroyed billions of acres of forests which has killed billions of wild animals........Industrial activity for production of consumer goods and services has destroyed oceans which has killed billions of marine creatures. Millions of tonnes of industrial chemicals, waste and oil spills have killed billions of fish and marine creatures. Industrial activity has made the oceans acidic and warmer.......It has created oxygen deprived dead zones in oceans.......This has killed billions of fish. Millions of animals, coastal birds and fish are dying from either eating plastic or from getting entangled in plastic nets and ropes. All this killing was absent in agrarian society. . . Largescale hunting and poaching is a consequence of industrialization.......There was hardly any global trade in animal organs in pre-industrial society in the absence of Transportation Industry, Communication Industry and Marketing Industry. Torture of cows for milk is also a consequence of industrialization.........In pre-industrial society more than 99% of population lived in villages........Most people had cows........People consumed milk produced by their own cows........There was very little selling of milk for money or profit........There was very little torture of cows for milk. In industrial society the urban population is not producing milk........It is buying milk with money........This has led to largescale torture of cows.........Milk industry is torturing cows.........Milk corporations are torturing cows........Cows have been confined to prison like enclosures........They have no freedom to move........They never see sunlight or pastures........ .They are injected with steroids and oxytocin........Cows are separated from their calves right at the time of birth........Cows are not allowed to feed their own calves.........When the cows stop producing milk they are sent to slaughter houses for butchering........That is the life of a cow in industrial society. All this torture of cows was absent in pre-industrial society. . . Food is going to vanish from earth in the coming years........Industrial society is killing agriculture by changing global weather with industrial activity........Agriculture requires regularity of weather........It requires heat, cold and rain at the right time and in the right measure........Global weather is regulated by Forest Cover, Ice Cover, Ocean Temperature and Atmospheric Temperature. Industrial activity has decimated Forest Cover.........Industrial activity has decimated Ice Cover / Glaciers........Oceans and the Atmosphere have been made warmer.........These changes have made the weather extreme, irregular and unpredictable........This has led to drastic increase in the intensity and frequency of Droughts, Floods, Storms, Cyclones, hurricanes and Tornadoes........Agricultural production has already been affected by these changes........Agriculture is going to collapse completely in the near future. There will be no food for man to eat........Neither grains nor meat.......You need food grains to produce meat. Man has already decimated fish in the oceans with industrial fishing. The land and the sea are the only two sources of food on earth.........Industrial man has destroyed both. . . All problems of industrial society have either been created by industrialization or worsened by industrialization.........All problems of industrial society are unsolvable because industrialization itself is the cause of problems.........Problems of industrial society can go away only when industrial society goes away. Man has spent more than 99.9% of his time on earth in non-industrial societies. Man lived in hunter_gatherer society for one million years........Man lived in agrarian society for 10,000 years........Man has lived in industrial society for just about 100 years during which he has destroyed the entire planet. If Urban Society stops its supplies to Rural Society it will live forever. If Rural Society stops its supplies to Urban Society it will die within a month. That is the worth of Urban Jobs, Consumer Goods, Growth Rate, Economy Rate and GDP. . Industrialization was the biggest crime on earth. Agrarian society was the limit for man on earth. http://www.envirolink.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2915 Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

Ted C
11 Aug 2016

"...he has destroyed the entire planet." He has?

Denise Antuna-Brancato
9 Months Ago

Time to believe the unbelievable !!

Arleen Johnson
9 Months Ago

So great

Kitty Dunn
9 Months Ago

I wish they could have taken them all.

Marco Aurélio Alves
9 Months Ago

Lindsey Ellen

Val Barnett Harris
9 Months Ago

Thought it was a bull?

Millie Demille
9 Months Ago

Happy cows! Awesome


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