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Dairy cows on factory farms suffer unimaginable pain, both physically and emotionally. Cows are usually forcibly impregnated (because cows can’t produce milk unless they are pregnant, like humans) and their babies are ripped away from them at birth, to ensure they don’t consume any of that milk, which is intended for people. Male calves will be sold for veal or raised to produce dairy themselves.

Mother cows cry out in pure anguish when their babies are taken from them, and some have even attempted to chase down the trucks that carry their babies away. However, there is one lucky cow at FreeHearts Animal Sanctuary in Northeast Tasmania who has been blessed with the chance to keep her own baby calf for the very first time!

After three hours of difficult labor assisted by the caretakers at the sanctuary, mama Beatrice gave birth, on Valentine’s Day, to a beautiful big boy named Luca — what a perfect Valentine!

Luca means “bringer of light,” which certainly suits this darling calf.

With the help from caretakers, Beatrice will be able to raise her own baby for the first time in her life!


We are so thrilled for Beatrice and wish her and Luca the best of health and happiness! To stay posted on this adorable mother and son duo, follow the FreeHearts Animal Sanctuary Facebook page.

To learn more about how you can make more compassionate food choices and ditch dairy from your life, check this out.

Many people are unaware of the pain and sadness cows endure in the commercial dairy industry, so make sure you share this with your friends and family!

All Image Source: FreeHearts Animal Sanctuary/Facebook

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0 comments on “Rescued Dairy Cow Got the Best Valentine — a Newborn Calf She Can Keep!”

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Kathryn Hinder
8 Months Ago

What grieves me the most about humans stealing a mother\'s milk for their own consumption, is that it\'s totally unnecessary!! I can think of at least five different plant-based milks on the supermarket shelves that are much healthier for us, less polluting, and cruelty free. What is wrong with humans beings? Wish all the cows could keep their babies.

8 Months Ago

GREAT NEWS! ALL moms should keep their babies.

I\'m happy to know that Beatrice and Luca will have normal lives AWAY FROM THOSE BLOODY "FACTORY FARMS" AND THEIR GREEDY OWNERS/WORKERS/SLAUGHTERERS.

THANK YOU to all the caretakers at the sanctuary.

John Pasqua
8 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

Way to go Beatrice!. Welcome Luca!

8 Months Ago

All mother cows--not just those exploited on factory farms--love their baby calves.


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