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The Netherlands" Heroic Cow Escapes Slaughter House And Hides In Forest


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Fiona
- 13 days ago - treehugger.com
Bodacious bovine has become a social media star and will receive a full pardon âEUR¦ as soon as they can get her out of the woods. A spunky cow named Hermien has captured the hearts of freedom lovers everywhere.



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Fiona O (591)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 12:40 pm
Her break for liberation came as she was being loaded onto a truck heading for the slaughterhouse. No one puts Hermien in a corner, apparently. She hoofed it to the woods, where she has been hiding out since December!

Apparently, she only comes out at night. Understandably, she is not very trusting of humans.

“She has been running free for six weeks now, and you can count on her being very shy, apprehensive about every person that comes close to her,” Bert Hollander of the cow sanctuary, Koeienrusthuis, told the NL Times.

And as it turns out, the three-year-old Limousin cow is the hero we all need right now, as evidenced by the plethora of hashtags peppering social media: #JeSuisHermien, #GoHermien, #HelpHermien, #FreeHermien and #MeKoe (koe is the Dutch word for cow), to name a few.

And all the support hasn’t been for naught. Pieter van Vollenhoven, the son-in-law of former Queen Beatrix, tweeted “we’ve got to save Hermien, let’s all buy her together and give her freedom.” And indeed, the Party for the Animals (PvdD) has launched a crowdfunding campaign that has raised €48,000. They write:
 

Fiona O (591)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 12:42 pm
The money will be used to ensure that for the rest of her life, Hermien will be well cared for in cow shelter “De Leemweg”. The shelter is entirely dependent on donations, and adopts and looks after cows from the Netherlands that have escaped from slaughterhouses, cows that have been neglected, or, for whatever reason, have nowhere else to go. In the shelter, cows are allowed to live a quiet and peaceful life until their natural death.

If they can ever get her out of the woods, that is.

See some paparazzi footage below. Beautiful girl, we wish you a long and happy life.

Video of this heroic cow on site.

Please note, comment, and forward. Share on social media if you can.

Thank you. Thank you, you wonderful heroic cow.
 

Christeen A (376)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 1:00 pm
Love this cow.
 

Leo C (338)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 1:23 pm
Thank you for sharing!
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 4:13 pm
I hope she can survive out there and that they will stay away from her. Thanks Fiona
 

Animae C (514)
Thursday February 8, 2018, 11:24 pm
WTG Hermien!!!

TY Fiona
 

Anne K (139)
Friday February 9, 2018, 4:02 pm
Shared. Thanks, Fiona.
 

Walter F (129)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 2:11 am
Fiona thanks for the great story At least this creature escaped the horrors of the slaughterhouse.Millions don't. Thanks to Peter this one will have a safe happy life..all credit to him and all those like him.
 

KimJ M (5)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 10:00 am
I only wish ALL animals could escape the horrors of slaughterhouses.. There is no such thing as `food animals`, THEY ALL WANT TO LIVE THEIR LIVES AND BE LOVED.
 

KimJ M (5)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 10:00 am
I only wish ALL animals could escape the horrors of slaughterhouses.. There is no such thing as `food animals`, THEY ALL WANT TO LIVE THEIR LIVES AND BE LOVED.
 

KimJ M (5)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 10:00 am
I only wish ALL animals could escape the horrors of slaughterhouses.. There is no such thing as `food animals`, THEY ALL WANT TO LIVE THEIR LIVES AND BE LOVED.
 

Cheryl Sickler (7)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 1:35 pm
Wish they all could run for the woods! Thanks for the story!
 

Janis K (128)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 5:29 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Fiona O (591)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 6:15 pm
I thank everyone who has commented;

I thank everyone who has noted.

I thank the wonderful man who is helping her... and I thank the heroic cow.

There is hope.
 

Danny v (39)
Sunday February 11, 2018, 1:48 am
The Cow is still in the woods.
They have raised money so she can go to a sanctuary but they can't catch her.
 

Marija Mohoric (31)
Thursday February 15, 2018, 6:18 am
Thank you Fiona.
 
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