After a 12-year-old cow gave birth to her last baby over a year ago, she didn't manage to get pregnant again — and that meant the end of her life.
That's because this old cow, who is also totally blind, was part of an industrial dairy farm, where she had lived her whole life. She had never even been allowed to go outside. And once she stopped being able to have babies and lactate, she no longer served a purpose. She was being sent to slaughter when she had an incredible stroke of luck.
The people at Black Goat Farm and Sanctuary in Ontario, Canada, heard that the old cow was going to be killed — and so they offered to take her to their sanctuary. On Thursday, she arrived and took her first steps out onto fresh grass in her entire life.