Do you want to hear something so beautiful it’ll make you squeal, Green Monsters? Then look no further than the touching rescue story of Daniel the baby lamb! He was saved from a small sheep farm where, according to Chilean farmed animal sanctuary Santuario Igualdad Interespecie, “they just wanted to kill the animals and sell the meat.”
Daniel’s mother died a few weeks after giving birth to him, and the farm owners initially could not be bothered to care for him themselves. Instead, they “preferred to let him die rather than investing time and resources in his life.” The sweet lamb spent several days without any food, water, or medical care. Just as it seemed certain that he was going to die, one of the farm workers took pity on him and decided to help him find a new home.
When Daniel initially arrived at the sanctuary, he was very nervous and had a huge fear of being left alone. To help him out, his new caretakers accompanied him at all times, until he finally began to feel safe. They said, “Daniel, although very small, is very intelligent and observant, and in less than a day, he already understood that nobody here wants to hurt him. On the contrary, we are doing everything in our power to make him feel calm and happy.”
Have you ever seen a cuter face?
Despite his traumatic past, Daniel has now found a home where he will be loved and respected for the rest of his days. Doesn’t it just make your heart sing? Sadly, the vast majority of animals who are raised by humans to one day be turned into products such as food, wool, or leather will never get the chance to be loved as much as Daniel now is. Chickens, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, and turkeys are all too often seen as nothing more than commodities, only valued by their owners if they are likely to make money for them.
But Santuario Igualdad Interespecie is one of the many sanctuaries and organizations working to change this. To find out more about their work, visit their website or Facebook page. You can make a donation or find out how to help them here.
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