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This is just amazing! Just a few months ago in June, we shared the news of Jay Wilde, a beef farmer who had a change of heart and sent all of his cattle to Hillside Animal Sanctuary in the UK. And now yet another farmer is now following Jay’s lead and sending his cows to the same sanctuary!

A farmer in Ireland, who wishes to remain anonymous, had a change of heart and is sending all of 70 his cows to the sanctuary. The dairy cows have become bonded over the years and the farmer wishes to protect them from the slaughterhouse. According to That’s Farming, the farmer wanted them to live out the rest of their days naturally and couldn’t find it in his heart to send them to slaughter when other options were available.

Famous Irish musician Sharon Shannon visited the farmer after learning of his “noble and admirable decision.” 

Sharon Shannon

Watch the video below to see Sharon play music for the cows. They love it!


Sharon notes that “…these beautiful animals will now go to a sanctuary instead of being sold for slaughter or becoming victims of live export. This is an awakening example of how compassion and kindness has won over in a world full of greed.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help raise funds because as you can imagine, moving all of the cows to their new forever home is no easy feat and requires a lot of funding. If you are able, you can contribute to the GoFundMe campaign, where all of the funds raised will go to Hillside Animal Sanctuary as they prepare to take in all of the cows and provide lifetime care.

To learn more about the work Hillside Animal Sanctuary does to protect farm animals, visit their website.

We can’t wait to see updates about these lucky cows from the sanctuary!

Lead image source: Rockin’Rita/Flickr

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11 Months Ago


Yvette Watt
11 Months Ago

This is wonderful. But what isn\'t clear is whether he will continue dairy farming and thus just get more cows?

11 Months Ago

What a wonderful story. What a wonderful world it would be with more people like this in it. Well Done! HERO!

paul cole
11 Months Ago

go vegan stop the holocaust.

12 Aug 2017

That is a profoundly stupid and ignorant statement. Were you born this dumb or did you go to college and study to learn that much ignorance?

Alessandra Ferrari
11 Months Ago

Mr Jay Wilde, thank you, you are truly a great person. And Sharon Shannon a great musician with a big heart. Bless you both.

11 Months Ago

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We got 2 men with hearts full of compassion!!!!!!!!!! This is great news. What goes around, comes around. These men will be blessed with health, family, happiness. May others follow in their footsteps.
God bless them.

"This is an awakening example of how compassion and kindness has won over in a world full of greed.” - Sharon Shannon

Muriel Servaege
11 Months Ago

Thank you, Mr. Jay Wilde, for the generous decision you\'ve made in favour of your cows. Sharon Shannon also plays music for them, which they love! It\'s a real pleasure to see all the cows so peaceful and interested.

Uma Maheswar
11 Months Ago

A very good news and so happy, my joy knew no bounds.


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