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8 Fascinating Facts About Cows

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3. If the world’s population of cows were its own country, it would be the most populous country on the planet. There are over 1.3 billion cows on earth.

4. On average, cows get about 4 hours of sleep a day.

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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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7:49AM PST on Jan 27, 2014

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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.

12:49PM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

WOW!!!! I NEVER REALIZED HOW HUMAN-LIKE COWS ACTUALLY ARE. I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED COWS, AFTER ALL, WHO COULD RESIST THAT FACE. HAVE GAINED AN ENTIRELY NEW RESPECT FOR THEM. WONDERFUL CREATURES THAT DESERVE OUR LOVE AND PROTECTION. THANKS FOR THE ARTICLE, VERY HELPFUL AND INFORMATIVE.

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