Because we live in Philadelphia and he lives at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY, we don't get to see each other too often. But we hope to see him this week. Sarah at FS sent me this photo of him reaching for apples on a tree at the sanctuary. Isn't he handsome?! Look at that ballet pose, hind leg gracefully extended!!
Unlike hundreds of millions of unfortunate cattle in this country, he'll never end up as hamburgers or sirloin steak. He's one of a very few, very lucky animals of the kinds our society decided to call food. The world would be a better place with more compassion and less violence. You can never have too much compassion or too little violence.
Here are a couple of photos taken when he was less than a year old. He was sucking on the strings of my hoodie!
Before we had Lawrence to love, we had Rhonda. She was a sweet, shy cow. I thought her facial markings made her look like a Panda. She was rescued many, many years ago and had a long, happy life with her friends, both bovine and human, at FS. Here are a few photos of her. Wasn't she lovely?