This blog post was inspired by this delightful calf who was frolicking in a field near Lacock where we walked on Tuesday, and by this interesting read from Fimnora.
If we are going to ‘use’ animals, I think at least we should strive to enhance their lives as much as they enhance ours – in mutualistic symbiosis. Compare pictures of cows in factory farms and this one above. An obvious difference visually to us, a world of difference to this young calf.
This was a most unusual field, full of deep troughs and valleys where an entire herd of cows could disappear and reappear in an instant. They were very skittish – racing about in a way I’ve never seen cows behave. I sincerely hope they are not high on poisonous buttercups!
They seemed happy enough just to be outside enjoying the sunshine. I wish the same for you dear reader this weekend. x