Vegan activists have rescued two pregnant dairy cows and taken them to a sanctuary.
The campaigners decribed the rescue as ‘exhilarating’ and ‘heartwarming’.
Writing on social media, Viva! Founder Juliet Gellatley said: “We heard that a dairy farm was closing and managed to save two of these gentle, wonderful mums-to-be…they were destined for slaughter and their babies would have been taken within 48 hours after birth.
“Veronika [from Viva!] and I drove to the farm and were mightily relieved and happy to get the two cows on board to freedom. We took them to Lisa’s beautiful sanctuary in Monmouthshire – a true haven for rescued farmed animals.”
“The cows…were driven into their new home – and it was exhilarating and heartwarming to see them run out of the truck into their forever home,” she added.
“They are in a lovely field next to the highland cows and cheeky male calves – also rescued from the dairy industry.”
Name the cows
A competition is now being held to name the two cows
“What would you suggest?” asks Juliet Gellatley. “Winners (we may choose names from different entries – name one or both) will receive a lovingly prepared hamper of Viva! Moo merchandise.
“Send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1.”