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8 Fascinating Facts About Cows

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5. Cows spend about 8 hours of their day chewing.

6. Cows were domesticated at least 10,000 years ago, most likely in Mesopotamia — modern day Turkey and Iraq.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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8:27PM PDT on Mar 17, 2015

Cows also cry - they are very deep emotional beings. They are well known to cry on the way to the slaughterhouses. They have beautiful eyes and I've seen them show great love and kindness to one another. They deserve to get to live out their long natural lives free from human abuses and greed.

7:49AM PST on Jan 27, 2014


5:05AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

thank you for sharing 3/7

7:37PM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

cute. thanks

5:39AM PDT on May 31, 2013

interesting article, thanks for sharing :)

10:53AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

'Cow's milk for you - calves for the slaughterman.'

Numerous cruelty-free plant milks are available - almond, soya, hazelnut, rice, oat, coconut...

10:50AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

'The best thing about being a vegan?

Being able to look a cow in the eye and not feel ashamed'....

10:48AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

I love cows. They're such beautiful, gentle creatures.

4:17AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

they have feelings like all creatures great or small,thank you for sharing

10:43AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

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