Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand. It was originally posted on February 25, 2014. Enjoy!
In Overath near Cologne, Germany, these cows were about to be sent to the slaughterhouse. The farmer could no longer afford to keep them, and there was nowhere else for them to go. Anke Heublein, who saw them on the farm all the time, decided she couldn’t stand back and let that happen. She started a foundation to save the cows and allow them to live out their lives playing in the pasture and running through the grass.
Watch how happy these cows are as they leap for joy when they go out to pasture for the first time after a long winter spent indoors.