"Standing in the light of your halo I got my angel now." ~ Beyonce
Halo was born on 6 April 2015, and arrive at Little Oak Sanctuary on 20 June 2017.
Most people aren't aware that in order to produce milk, dairy cows are kept almost continually pregnant. Unwanted male calves (known as 'bobby calves') are sent to slaughter in their first week of life so that their mothers' milk can be harvested for human consumption.1
Like Barry, Jack and James, Halo was rescued from slaughter as a 3 day old male calf born into the dairy industry. As he could not produce milk he, like over 400,000 of his brothers was considered a waste product. Taken from his mother within the first few days of his life, he was destined to be slaughtered for pet food.
Instead Halo was taken in by the loving folks who ran Yellow Brick Road Animal Sanctuary on the South Coast, and this young fellow soon became very close friends with his woolly companion Conan.
Sadly YBR sanctuary had to close its doors, and we were able to offer Conan and Halo residence at Little Oak.
Halo is an absolute sweetheart who enjoys grooming his friend Conan and chin rubs. We welcome this boy and look forward to seeing his friendship with Conan grow and expand to include some other folk.
Cows and their calves endure so much purely because of the demand for dairy products. The power to make a difference is in your hands, please learn more and choose wisely.
You can sponsor Halo and his friends below.
Help Protect Cows
For their size, cattle are remarkably gentle creatures. Despite their gentle nature and capacity to suffer as any other animal, cows aren't protected by the same laws as dogs and cats. 'Codes of Practice' side-step the rules, meaning that painful procedures can be undertaken without pain relief, and their lives are routinely ended well before their natural lifespan has been reached. It doesn't have to be this way.
When you sponsor a Little Oak calf or cow you will be helping protect all cattle. Your sponsorship will support Little Oak's essential advocacy work – sharing the stories of individual cows and the plight of their kind across the nation.
Sponsor today, and we'll take you on a journey to learn more about cattle through our regular updates - exclusive only to our monthly sponsors. We'll also keep you up to date on how your monthly gifts are helping to secure a brighter future for the cows at Little Oak, and their kind across Australia.
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