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Mamma Cow knew her baby would be taken from her, so she did something beautiful to save him

By - 6th February 2017

There are few things in this world that can compete with a mother’s love for her children, whether this is humans or animals. The bond that connects them, from carrying their young in their bodies to nurturing them through their first experiences in the world. Judging by the absolutely breathtaking video below, Cows quite clearly are no exception to this.

Something you might not know, or may not have thought about is that, at dairy farms, the calves are very quickly separated from their mothers at a young age, this is so that they will not effect their mother’s milk production in a negative way.

Cows are intelligent creatures and have sadly learned to expect this. No mother wants their baby to be taken from them, and some argue that this needs to stop.

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Clarabelle had just arrived at Edgar’s Mission, an animal sanctuary when it was discovered that she was heavily pregnant. She soon gave birth to a beautiful calf called Valentine.
Shortly after giving birth, the farm staff saw her behaviour towards them change drastically. She seemed to be avoiding them at all costs.

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The farm staff soon figured out the problem, she was simply doing everything she could to protect her young calf, all the other times they had been taken away from her.

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