The bond between a mother cow and her baby is just as strong as that of a human mother and child. Cows are extremely emotional and highly intelligent beings and the bond they forge with their offspring happens a mere five minutes after birth. However, for cows in the dairy industry, getting the chance to raise and care for their babies is not possible. Hours after calves are born, they are separated from their mothers so that they do not drink the milk that will be sold for human consumption. As harsh as this sounds, it is the reality.
But some lucky rescue cows get a second chance to experience this amazing bond. Lindy Lou and Carlin are two cows who were saved from the dairy industry, thanks to the kind people at Manning River Farm Animal Sanctuary (MARFAS). Lindy Lou spent her entire life giving birth to calves so she could produce milk, only to have them taken from her. Carlin, is a male calf who was considered “waste” by the dairy farm he was born into. Neither have ever been allowed to experience the joy of a loving mother-child relationship, but now they can at MARFAS!
Watching these two bond and enjoy each other’s company is sure to warm your heart. A big thank you to MARFAS for making this all possible!