Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:50

Cow rescuer rescued

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: A classic case of biting off more than you can chew.

A ‘sanctuary’ set up to save cows from slaughter has needed its own rescue after five malnourished animals had to be put down and dozens more re-homed.

Til the Cows Come Home in North Canterbury was established by 20-year old Jasmine Hubber three years ago to house to allow cows to live their lives out on her farm and free from the threat of slaughter.

Ironically, these animals ended up suffering through neglect and ignorance, leaving the animals in a skeletal state.

The cost of maintaining a 190-strong herd took its toll.

She has conceded she had “taken on far too much” after the Ministry for Primary Industries and another animal charity stepped in.

Just another well-meaning fool or an unwitting animal abuser? You be the judge.

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