We enjoy meat, seldom thinking about the conditions animals are bred in, kept in and what they go through before they are slaughtered. A heartbreaking video that is going viral shows a cow kneeling in front of a butcher, pleading to spare it.
The female cow that was reportedly pregnant, bent both her front legs and refused to walk, apparently with tears in her eyes.The cow has been saved from the butcher after footage captured the animal apparently kneeling in front of slaughterhouse workers begging them to spare it.
The cow was marked to be killed by an abattoir in Shantou in Guangdong Province in China on Sunday, according to The Paper. The video of the pleading cow went viral on the country’s social media network where people came together to donate more than £ 2,700 (Rs 2.5 lakh, approximately) to buy the cow’s release.
Lin Wangbo told The Paper that the cow kept kneeling while being transport to the business by its owner.
“After it arrived at the slaughterhouse and when the butcher tried to drag it off the truck and into the house to be butchered, it knelt and kept crying,” Daily Mail quoted him as saying.According to Guangdong TV, the cow’s pregnancy prompted a strong desire to live. After looking at the video, many animal lovers called the head of the slaughterhouse to request him to let the cow live.
Many good samaritans donated CNY 24,950 to buy the animal’s freedom and for it to be released to a local Buddhist temple. After being saved, another clip reportedly shows the cow kneeling in front of its saviours this time to express its gratitude.
The cow has now been adopted by the Golden Lion Temple in Jieyang. Donors have given a further CNY 4,000 (£ 438 or Rs 41,000, approximately) to cover the cow’s expenses.
Source: India Times