By an incredible stroke of luck, Emma was adopted by a sanctuary for beings like her.
When a family dairy farm faced bankruptcy, they decided to close. The last 25 cows of the herd faced a fate worse than poverty: slaughter.
But animal lovers were determined to save these lives. "We founded an association together with the farmer, whom we won over with the idea for our project," the Kuhrettung Rhein-Berg sanctuary explains. "The association's goal is to create a sanctuary, so they may continue living in their familiar surroundings, under best animal welfare conditions, hopefully until the natural end of their lives."