It is often beyond our comprehension how humans can justify their cruel actions towards other living creatures. Not only do we profit from the exploitation of farmed animals, we also neglect and abandon the pets that depend on us to care for them. As heartbreaking as the reality of what animals go through is, it is something we must confront head-on if we are ever to make life better for those who suffer. Thankfully, there are so many rescue organizations whose sole mission is to help the animals who have been mistreated by people. One such organization is Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary, a safe haven for rescued animals in Ireland.
According to Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary, there is a plot of land in West Dublin that is known as the Killing Fields. There, many animals are starved, beaten, chased, and mowed over with quad bikes. According to the sanctuary, one of their rescued pygmy goats, Gabriel, escaped this terrible fate. He had been brought to the Killing Fields with one other goat to be run over by a motorcycle in the name of fun. While his companion was killed, Gabriel escaped and was found three months later, frightened and alone.
When rescuers from My Lovely Horse Rescue found Gabriel the goat, he was still wearing the chains that had been used to restrain him months ago.
He was lice-ridden, suffering from a dislocated shoulder (an injury he lived with for three months), and, was understandably, terrified of his human rescuers.
Thankfully, he was brought to Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary, where he would begin his long healing process.
Due to the unbearable pain in his injured shoulder, Gabriel was unable to put any weight on his affected leg at first. The sanctuary was not sure if he would be able to recover.
But with a lot of love and patience from rescuers at Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary, he has made a full recovery. Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary calls him “the boss of the goats.”
While we can never know what truly went through Gabriel’s mind when he escaped the Killing Fields only to be surrounded by strange humans who wanted to help him recover, it is safe to say that his previous experiences with humans must have left him traumatized. But, thanks to the sanctuary, Gabriel the goat has made a full recovery and learned to trust humans again.
All image source: Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary/Facebook