Sunday, March 13, 2011
Tommy is the Angus steer on the left. He was being raised for slaughter but was especially small. The farmer did not feel it would be profitable to continue feeding him. Thankfully, horse people rescued him and kept him for a year while they tried to find a permanent home...at the sanctuary!
Freedom is the Jersey steer on the right, giving Tommy a smooch. Male dairy calves are unwanted by-products of the dairy industry. They are slaughtered for veal or sold at auction for backyard slaughter. Freedom was sold for $3 at auction - he has a congenital defect that has left him tail-less and no one wanted to buy him. Lucky for him, it turns out! Now he is safe and sound at the sanctuary.