Frequently absurdities are most clearly seen when contradictions are set along side of each other. The juxtapose of profit-oriented "livestock" and havens of rescue such as Cow Sanctuary couldn't be more evident to that. One values flesh as a dead "product". The other cherishes animals alive, even if at "cost" to make and keep it so.
But the idea of rescuing "food animal" is frequently met with total, heartless ignorance. There are some that feel quite threatened at the idea that anyone could care for this type of species at all, aside from the significance they serve to be placed at the end of a fork.
Anyway, one of the best things about sanctuaries is they have the opportunity to tell the stories of how the refugees one by one or sometimes by the hundreds made their way to safety. Where they could live out their lives in the way that all beings should be allowed to. I admire and respect all who have ever provided loving homes to the ones who would be "worthless" otherwise. A special appreciation too to Farm Sanctuary - Now celebrating 25 years of rescue and hope. ~Thank you~