If there is one thing that most of us can agree on, it is a love for snacks. Snacks are that afternoon pick-me-up that soothes our growing appetites or that little extra treat that makes movie-watching even better. Plainly said, snacks are great — and Esther the Wonder Pig isn’t the only animal who agrees with us. But, if there’s one thing that’s better than yummy snacks, it’s free snacks. You know what they say: food tastes better when it’s free. Just check out this video of Hansel, a rescued bull and permanent resident of Edgar’s Mission, a farm animal sanctuary in Australia.
We can really relate to the excitement in his big, beautiful eyes when he’s offered a Weet-Bix (a breakfast cracker that is kind of like a giant Triscuit) — we kind of feel the same way whenever we’re offered free snacks, too. Being hand-fed snacks, much like a hedonistic noble would be fed grapes, it is safe to say that Hansel is living the dream.
But life wasn’t always so good for this cuddly bull. According to Edgar’s Mission, Hansel was born to a dairy cow. As is the fate of most sons of dairy cows, he was torn away from his mother shortly after birth and sentenced to be sold for meat. Thankfully, one kind-hearted person was able to negotiate with the market, and instead of being sent to slaughter, young Hansel was given a space in a truck loaded with soft hay for him to rest in and brought to Edgar’s Mission, where he would grow up big and strong and get treated like royalty, like the bull you see in the video.
To read Hansel’s full story, click here.
To learn more about Edgar’s Mission and the work they do, visit their official website.
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