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We always love when animals manage to escape the sad fate of slaughter. These types of stories prove that animals, including those that society has reduced to mere food sources, are sentient beings who comprehend their environment and have a strong will to live. One of these inspiring animals is a three-year-old female Limousin cow who recently escaped her farm and ran off into a nearby forest in the northwest of the Netherlands!

This crafty cow named Hermien managed to escape while a slaughterhouse truck was being loaded, and for the past six weeks she has been hiding out in the woods, rarely making herself seen in the light of day. Aggressive attempts to capture her by darts and bullets have thankfully failed, showing again just how clever and strong-willed this brave bovine is. A veterinarian says Hermien is not in danger of starving since there are plenty of plants for her to feed on, but animal advocates would like to see her humanely caught (by drawing her in with other cows) and taken to a sanctuary where she can live amongst other cows since they thrive in a herd environment.

Check out Hermien in action in the woods!

 

Hermien has received major public support in the Netherlands, with people taking to social media to speak up for her. The Party for the Animals (PvdD) has crowdfunded a significant amount for the cow’s rescue, stating: “The money will be used to ensure that for the rest of her life, Hermien will be well cared for in cow shelter ‘De Leemweg.’ The shelter is entirely dependent on donations and adopts and looks after cows from the Netherlands who have escaped from slaughterhouses, cows that have been neglected or, for whatever reason, have nowhere else to go. In the shelter, cows are allowed to live a quiet and peaceful life until their natural death.”

We wish Hermien and her rescuers the best of luck and hope she lives a long, happy life at the sanctuary!

And remember to share this with your network as a reminder that a cow, or any animal, is a someone, not a something!

Image Source: Pixabay

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13 comments on “Awesome Cow Who Escaped Slaughter Truck Has Been Living Happily in the Woods for 6 Weeks”

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Ingeborg
8 Months Ago

Today, Hermien was finally captured after causing some dangerous sitiuations on a road nearby. She will be heading to koeienrusthuis De Leemweg tomorrow, where she will be reunited with her sister Zus and enjoy a very good life <3

People, please please please go vegan so no Hermien or Zus - wheter they be a cow, sheep, pig, chiciken or else - will ever have to endure a horrible and frightfull transport to a slaughterhouse!
https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/1657619/koe-hermien-gevangen


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Manel Dias
8 Months Ago

Please People, Give this poor Cow a second chance to live a life without sorrow & fear. She deserve that.


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Nicole
8 Months Ago

I hope they save the cow soon. It seem like she\'s still in danger from others who wanted to kill her.


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Marta Suvaco
8 Months Ago

OH Please save this courage\'s cow she deserves to live happy the rest of her life, and also her sister Zus, stop eating animals .....
Bless the people that save this beautiful and helpless animals..


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maureen lynch
8 Months Ago

such a beautiful deserving animal
please don\'t do anything to harm her


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zenyph
08 Feb 2018

I agree with. Please let the animal live.

Ingeborg
8 Months Ago

YEAH! for Hermien, but also YEAH! for Zus <3
Today, her sister Zus - who also escaped a truck while underway to a slaugtherhouse, but was captured shortly after - arrived at De Leemweg. The crowdfunding for Hermien was so succesfull, that enough funds were raised to also save Zus from being killed <3
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Ingeborg
08 Feb 2018

https://www.facebook.com/rundveeopvang/

Elsje Parsons Massyn
8 Months Ago

PLEASE HELP HERMIEN TO FIND SAVE LIVING IN A SANCTUARY. PLEASE KEEP FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE SHE DESERVES TO LIVE FREE FROM HARASSMENT AND FEAR


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Ingeborg
08 Feb 2018

Once captured she will luve at De Leemweg, like the article already stated. She will join her sister Zus, who arrived at De Leemweg today.

Ann Bell
08 Feb 2018

Please stop eating beautiful sentient animals, they all deserve to live their lives in freedom.
We are more healthy if we don\'t eat meat.
Be a vegan for health reasons, if not for the animals.

Pamela Tate
8 Months Ago

I hope Hermien is taken to a sanctuary to live the rest of her life in peace.


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Ingeborg
08 Feb 2018

She will be, once captured.She will live a very happy and long life at De Leemweg <3
Her sister Zus arrived at De Leemweg today. She also escaped from a truck to a slaughterhouse, but was capured shortly after. Luckily, they raised enough money to not only save Hermien, but also save her sister Zus <3



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