This was the best Sunday spent admits our amazing new friends, big and small at @thegentlebarn animal sanctuary.
It was so humbling to meet this gentle soul named Forgiveness. His life started out as a byproduct of the dairy industry, like millions of other calves he was born to his dairy cow mother, was denied her milk that was meant for him, was forcefully taken away from her and kept immobilized in a veal crate to inhibit muscle growth so he would produce tender “gourmet” veal meat for human consumption.
Luckily, him being weak, too sick to stand and deemed “unusable” for slaughter at 8 weeks old, turned out to be his blessing in disguise. He was rescued and brought to the amazing #thegentlebarn
where he soon recovered and grew big and strong. He now stands at 7ft tall and weights over 3000 pounds. Not at all a natural healthy size, but he’s as healthy and happy as a commercial GMO cow of his kind can get.
His gentle soul, his capacity for love and forgiveness is overwhelming and melts every heart he meets.
Looking in his eyes, we wonder how we lived so long to blindly consume animals like him. Not bothering where it came from or what it took to land on our plates. Never truly questioning our traditions, our food culture and eating habits, being a victim of consumerism lured by marketing campaigns.
But now we have come to look at the world through a different lens. It’s simple. We use our brains and we listen to our hearts. We choose compassion, we choose an open mind, we choose to learn the truth, to look beyond the norm, and we choose to change to live life by our core values.
It all starts with a choice.
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