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Flo is a cow who lives on a beautiful farm near Millbrook, Ontario. She spends her days in a lush, green pasture that borders on a country road. The cows have access to a nice pond for drinking and for cooling off in. She shares this pasture with a herd of cows and some newborn calves. Flo delivered a calf herself but it was born on a slope between the pond and the fence. It slid down and under the fence, becoming trapped outside the field. It's not clear how long the calf was lying there, but the fresh umbilical cord showed that it had been born that day. It was also dry, which suggested that it had been lying in the sun for a little while. The calf may have tried to get back to its mother but the electric fence made this impossible. Dave was passing by on the road when he saw the cows enjoying a dip in the pond to get out of the heat. He stopped to video tape the cows as they did so. He noticed a cow to his left that was acting agitated. Dave doesn't know a lot about cows but he knew it was unusual for a female to scrape the dirt and make so much noise. He set his camera on the fence post and watched, confused by what was going on. He could see that her ear tag said "Flo". He eventually noticed that she was looking through the fence and then back at him. She seemed a little frantic as she mooed and he walked closer with his camera to see what she was doing. It became obvious that she had been asking for help. Dave saw her newborn calf in the long grass but he wasn't sure if her behavior had been a cry for help or a warning to stay away from her baby. The calf needed to get milk from the mother and he could also wander out on the road if something wasn't done. There was no gate nearby and Dave didn't want to try moving the calf far away from Flo. Dave decided that the best way to help was to lift the wires and pushh the calf under the fence. The calf seemed to tired to help and there was no way to avoid contact with the fence. Flo seemed to understand that her calf was being moved toward her, but Dave was very aware that only a flimsy fence would be between them if she became upset with what was happening. Dave was getting shocked and the calf was too. He hoped it would not cry out in pain before he could get the job done. Eventually, the calf was on the other side of the fence and reunited with his mom. The two immediately sniffed each other and began walking out into the pasture together. Dave spoke with the farmer and his wife, who did not realize that she had calved. They invited Dave to join them as they tagged the calf's ear and treated the umbilical cord with iodine. They checked the calf and found that it was healthy and unharmed. Dave took his camera along and filmed the two as they mingled with the herd. The calf wandered up to Dave for a curious sniff, as did Flo, seemingly recognizing him. They both wandered off and Flo's little calf was soon happily nursing as if nothing had happened. Although Dave was slow to catch on, Flo was obviously distressed and was aware that Dave could help her. She looked at him expectantly as she paced between him and her baby in a very clear attempt to communicate. We often underestimate an animal's intelligence and capacity for emotion. Flo showed a healthy amount of both in this case. You can't deny the love she felt for her newborn calf. Source & embed code: https://rumble.com/v5g8ia-cow-asks-motorist-to-rescue-her-newborn-calf.html. For licensing, please email licensing@rumble.com.
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Hassan Farid (3 hours ago)
Good
Hitch (5 hours ago)
Watching these animals is making me hungry
Paula's Life (18 hours ago)
I'd loved to of helped the baby. But I'm so afraid of electric😰😰
Hilary S (19 hours ago)
Thanks Dave. Yes, animals have feelings too. You saved the day!
Tommy Juice (1 day ago)
This is so nice, well, until you remember their lives are just for meat. The best thing he could of done was steel that little calf away and raise him as a dog
David McNab (17 hours ago)
Tommy Juice Help me do that please! https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo
Mtvrr 123 (20 hours ago)
These are gonna make some good hamburgers and by the way thats called kidnapping, stealing not rescuing.
David McNab (17 hours ago)
Mtvrr 123 Exactly. People go to jail for that. But I have an idea... https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo
Cyndie-Anjell Vernet (1 day ago)
Dearest Dave allow me to remind you that it is people like you who make this world a better place😙
Cyndie-Anjell Vernet (16 hours ago)
David McNab 👍😊
David McNab (17 hours ago)
Cyndie-Anjell Vernet Thank you! 🙏
Ray Unseitig (1 day ago)
nice.
labtob (2 days ago)
BEEFY
Super (2 days ago)
Im thinking they dont like “dave
Oro Valley Vegans (2 days ago)
Go vegan and help stop animal abuse!
Dank Cow (3 days ago)
Quality stuff
Dank Cow (3 days ago)
Bootiful
BugleBoy400 (3 days ago)
In farming you do not electrify the whole fence; generally only two strands of wire are electrified. This can be seen in the clip, where the 2 electrified strands are insulated with the white plastic attachments on the fence posts. Also, the cow is not "talking" to Dave, but watching him and appraising the situation, trying to figure out if her calf is in any danger. As for her scraping the ground, she is probably trying to work out in her head whether she can dig under the fence without being zapped. He is also in no danger of being charged by the cow, unless he were to hurt the calf, causing it to cry out in distress. I have lived with cattle my whole life and am reasonably confident in being able to "second guess" what they are thinking. Peace and love to all.
David McNab (3 days ago)
BugleBoy400 I learned much of this after. Thanks
Anish Mohan (3 days ago)
I will never understand the dislikers of such videos.
Carnage (3 days ago)
Wtf how many retarded people in this world... He saved what? Nothin cause the lil animal will be killed and grilled like all the others, so much ipocrity.
David McNab (3 days ago)
Carnage put your money where your mouth is. Hypocrisy is criticism of someone helping where you would do nothing. https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo
Robert Richardson (3 days ago)
Thank you for saving the steak and burger maker. But any how so i take it all the other cows seemed to recognize him also since they was giving the same look
Renate Marianne Perez (4 days ago)
Very touching ... do please read the "Cambridge Declaration" of July 7, 2012 and you will understand all of animal behaviour ... they are truly almost human ... it is a shame that humanity does not want to know about it, in order not to change old and very convenient habits of animal treatment ... You'll find the mentioned Declaration in GOOGLE, very clear and easy to understand ... just one more thing: animal do have audition like us ... they do have sight like us, they do have taste like us, they do have sense of smell even better than humans, they do have taste and sense of touch like us, terefore, they feel an suffer like we do. And considering this all, we do easily understand why animals, in this case, cows, love music as well as we do ... that is why many humans are vegetarians and vegans because they don't wand animal suffering anymore ...
KaneRobot (4 days ago)
Wow what terrible patenting. They should take that calf away.
David McNab (3 days ago)
KaneRobot https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo
Unreal Reality (4 days ago)
<3
Ace88 (4 days ago)
Awesome
Ace88 (4 days ago)
That’s why being vegetarian is awesome
Shawn Crowson (4 days ago)
how many times do you have to fix your tripod before saving a cow?
Rover Waters (4 days ago)
they look like Pink Floyd type of cows
Phillip Linton (5 days ago)
You are awesome Dave!
Peter Peterson (5 days ago)
Staged
tess castro (5 days ago)
I wish I can be vegetarian☹
Analog Human (6 days ago)
Thanks for saving that future hamburger-Ronald McDonald.
Tony Winstead (6 days ago)
so cute
Tony Winstead (6 days ago)
aawww
Income Mobile (6 days ago)
I pulled off the highway once to help a fellow motorist change a flat tire. When finished he just zoomed off. Leaving me with a tire iron in my hand a stunned look. At least these cows have proper manners.
Hendrick (6 days ago)
Nasty ass cow with shit all over her ass lol
Wolvarina (6 days ago)
I won't stop eating burgers 😔 Burgers for life 🍔
sschw006 (7 days ago)
Perhaps one day we will not miss eating meat and will get our nourishment from other means. I know I could go vegetarian but that is not what I'm talking about here. I hope man and animals could exist together in mutual coexistence sometime in a distint furture.
Max Gorny (7 days ago)
Nice
Loyal and Faithful (7 days ago)
. . . . . cool . . . . . .
Carol Colegrove (7 days ago)
Too bad they have both likely been slaughtered by now. 😭
David McNab (3 days ago)
Carol Colegrove https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo
Bernhard Sonn (8 days ago)
She didn't really ask him, right
Exposing the Wolves ! (8 days ago)
What a beautiful story, beautiful man and beautiful animals. Thank you for sharing x
David McNab (3 days ago)
Exposing the Wolves ! Thank you. https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo
Abraham Shekelbergstien (8 days ago)
*Who else was expecting the cow to talk*
Spud doe (8 days ago)
Afterwords Dave stopped in at McDonald's to calibrate with a big mac combo and a cheese burger.
Sandra Jefferson (9 days ago)
Cows are such beautiful animals so precious, thank you Dave for saving the baby calf
Davi Edmond (9 days ago)
yay now they can slaughter it, great job guys !
David McNab (9 days ago)
Davi Edmond What would YOU have done? What a ridiculous comment. How about putting your money where your mouth is. https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo
Torcon8plus (9 days ago)
To everyone who says cows are meant to be used for humans for meat consumption, I ask you this simple question. After your mother breast fed you milk for 12 months, who did you go to for milk? The goat? The snake? The horse? No... you took the milk from the Cow and drank her milk. In a way isn't she a mother to you as well. So after the mother cow has fed you and allowed you to become the man or women you are today, you want to slaughter her for meat? Is it right for us to kill this being that is no less than a mother to us? Whether, you're a Christian, Muslim or an atheist. Is it a less of a mother to one follower of the religion compared to the another? Maybe we should just respect the fact that the cow has given so much and just allow her to live instead of killing her.
David McNab (9 days ago)
Torcon8plus https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo
Torcon8plus (9 days ago)
it's a very selfish way of thinking if we see that God made everything for the usage of humans. Instead we should see that God gave everyone that life and neither you or me has the right to kill it. Especially a being that is so close to the humans.
David McNab (9 days ago)
Torcon8plus https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo
Want Some Butter? (9 days ago)
Screw that, I would grab the fence and lift it to help him out
Want Some Butter? (6 days ago)
David McNab I would donate but I have this disease. It is named “Broke”
David McNab (9 days ago)
Want Some Butter? https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo
James Gordon (9 days ago)
And then they killed the cow and ate it...
Eric Weaver (10 days ago)
I am now dumber than I was 3 minutes ago.
Rovert Seivad (10 days ago)
I didn't hear the cow ask the farmer, what a disapointment!
n h (10 days ago)
thanks so much for this awesome video...your a man with big heart , blesses upon you
Wild Flower (10 days ago)
Dave you are a beautiful person. Don't ever stop being You😇💖👍
David McNab (9 days ago)
Wild Flower Thank you 🙏
Gigi Sanchez (10 days ago)
Thanks for your compassion. It's a bittersweet story since the calf (if it's a male) will end up as veal or hamburger, and the mother, after all of her milk is gone, will end up as hamburger. pcrm.org
Rock Roll (10 days ago)
I hate to lose a good steak.
Reema AM (11 days ago)
It was a great story until “they tagged the calf”. Leave animals off your plate 🌱
Reema AM (8 days ago)
Edriss Scofield hush you’re being a cunt lolol
Edriss Scofield (11 days ago)
Hush your lecturing
Tammy Gray (11 days ago)
What a nice brave thing to do!!
Cosmin Xxx (11 days ago)
"don't kill animals for food" .. "go vegan" ..yea right go vegan..right..kill vegetal life cause if you don't give it a name and it doesn't look with sweet eyes, is less important and safe to kill right? same way europeans and amercians thought of africans. if they live naked on dirt floors and speak weird language it's less than human so deserve less compassion. psicho retards..oh sorry.vegans..
Edriss Scofield (11 days ago)
Sleep it off, lad
Nigel Boon (11 days ago)
You could see the 'thank you' at the end, grateful to be helped, the association of kindness. Lovely to see,
COURTNEY Binstead (12 days ago)
Good job 👏🏻
Sawga Vasi (12 days ago)
Where them RSS at?
Mike Boyd (12 days ago)
Totally awesome video, shows cows are more in touch than they seem!
doop00 (12 days ago)
tagged to become meat later.
David McNab (12 days ago)
doop00 Please help me prevent that. https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo
Ribbreaker - (12 days ago)
that cow needs to wipe her ass
wayne gordon (13 days ago)
They wil now be served with barbecue sauce at this weekends football game. Thank you Dave.
David McNab (12 days ago)
wayne gordon https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo
LaLa Carey (13 days ago)
Love this
David McNab (12 days ago)
LaLa Carey Thank you. Please help me save them from being eaten. https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo
David McNab (13 days ago)
You can now help save Flo and Sparky. A gofundme has been set up to pay for them to be bought from the farmers and taken to an animal sanctuary. Please help them find their forever home. https://www.gofundme.com/save-sparky-and-flo&rcid=r01-153628796792-430c503a89d7487f&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w
markaz08 (14 days ago)
what a brilliant video... warms the heart.
Nicola Rose Streak (14 days ago)
As lovely as this is, the calf was tagged and will eventually end up on someone's plate. Personally, I would have driven the calf away from that place. Yes, this would be awful for the mother, but eventually they'll be separated anyway. At least the little one would have had a chance at a full life at a sanctuary.
David McNab (13 days ago)
Nicola Rose Streak How do you do that when it’s theft? A better idea is to buy the calf and take it to a sanctuary. I’m waiting for a price from the farmer for the two of them. I’ve also contacted a sanctuary. I’ll set up a go fund me account. Would you care to donate please?
Shawn Cuadrado (14 days ago)
Meat eaters be like "Oh wow thats so nice i really love this video" - 1hour later "Lets go to McDonalds, i love meat lul" FK OFF!
Madison Renee (14 days ago)
we were meant to help animals & coexist with them- not to raise them and have them killed for meat ಥ_ಥ
Timothy Hudson (14 days ago)
Yum...Veal!
kathy veganforlife (14 days ago)
So kind and yet this story has a sad ending. Calf 20f will end up slaughtered along with the rest of her family. All the time we consume meat and dairy animals will suffer.
veganforlife (13 days ago)
Really? That would be fantastic! If you share the link with me and the details I can share it amongst the vegan community.
David McNab (13 days ago)
kathy veganforlife Calf 20F, or Sparky will go to a sanctuary if I can raise the money through a go fund me 😃
PeaceLoveAndRico (14 days ago)
So sad what he did doesn’t change the fact the lil guy is getting slaughtered. :(
L337 (15 days ago)
"see you later on the bbq stove little calf!"
General Tso (15 days ago)
That baby calf is going to make a fine veal dinner
Joshua Zelaya (15 days ago)
And later that year the calf was sold as Veal....
God's Warrior (16 days ago)
This is so good!
SaturnineXTS (16 days ago)
So when I consume beef, I fill myself with compassion! Great to know :D
MegaRoo (16 days ago)
And they named her "Hamburger"
Cindy Araya (16 days ago)
Aww! Awesome! Thank You for your love and compassion! So happy for mama and baby!
Maygan Phynix (17 days ago)
How can people work so closely with these sweet animals one day, and send them to a terrifying slaughterhouse the next? They deserve to be at a Farm Sanctuary to live out their lives!
David McNab (15 days ago)
Maygan Phynix If he sells it for beef or for adoption, it’s the same to him. He needs to make a living so I don’t expect anything else. It’s the same thing to ask anyone else to donate the cost. That’s why I thought everybody who expressed concern might consider $10. We could share the expense and do a good deed.
Maygan Phynix (16 days ago)
+David McNab I wish there was a way to do this without paying the farmer, but maybe when you discuss with him the reasons for doing it itll get him to think about his animals that get slaughtered more. You should ask him if he has considered farming plants for plant based meats. 😋 also if You talk about it with people in your town, they may find it strange at first but it may open their eyes too. ....this could end up being a good thing.
David McNab (16 days ago)
Maygan Phynix This farm is a wonderful home, with the exception of the fact that animals are slaughtered at the end of their life. I plan to discuss with the farmer an arrangement where I buy the cow for the price that the beef would fetch, and then I’d have to pay yearly for upkeep. They graze, so summer food is more or less free. I live about a mile away. The farmer is an honourable man and I can trust him to honour any deal we make. I’d see the cow regularly and even do video updates. I’d hope for some help with the costs through crowd funding. I can provide more than sufficient proof that I’d also honour my promise to spend funds completely on the calf and his mother.
Maygan Phynix (16 days ago)
+David McNab worth a try! Can you explain more what you plan to do? Foster them means you wont take care of them forever. You plan to put them in a sanctuary?
David McNab (16 days ago)
Maygan Phynix This farm is actually a beautiful home for the animals, with the exception being that they can’t stay forever. Inevitably, they will be sold for beef. What I hope to do is buy the cows and “foster” them there. People have mentioned the idea many times in the comments but I’m wondering if there would be any support or donations if I started a crowd funding effort....
bts_army (17 days ago)
Cow: well it is just a drama. I just wanna have some video shot from this angle 2:29
Kuku Alvarado (17 days ago)
i so love animals... but i cannot live without eating meat.. i will die.. id rather die
Anne Marie Graff (17 days ago)
👍👍👍❤❤❤😁😁
Samurai Jack (17 days ago)
Oh how great they tagged the calf for future death. 😣
Dexter Treehorn (17 days ago)
And so the calf can grow up and deliver meet to the empathic humans. Nice!
Inferno Rose (18 days ago)
The mama cow got so angry!
propellers force Ahmed (18 days ago)
Seems like graphics work, don't know why
End Wildlife Services'Needless Killing Of Wild Animals (18 days ago)
Another calf saved for later slaughter ( turns off heartwarming music)...... cows are utterly cursed to be docile in character, thus a prime target for human avarice
Government .45 Barracuda (19 days ago)
Perfect !
Ann Marie Korsak (19 days ago)
It is a sad video he helped the mother and the baby but then the farmers tagged the baby !!!! So sad that people can see the love the bonds the intelligence yet still thinks it ok to eat them !
Albanian King (19 days ago)
Good guy Dave.
bikash ray (19 days ago)
I do not why people out here want to eat them. I am telling you worship them but at least stop eating them for sake of your god.
Preety Nayak (19 days ago)
Lovely
Feigsfar (19 days ago)
Go Vegan!!!
Kia Dee (20 days ago)
Don't know whether to like this video or to loathe it to be honest. I'm grateful that the calf was saved. But these cows are more than likely gonna end up with their bodies all chopped up in the butcher OR.. in a dairy farm which is even worse! And that baby calf will end up as veal if it's a Male.. the dairy industry is very cruel.. babies are taken away from their mother all the time just so humans can consume its milk
David McNab (17 days ago)
Kia Dee You’re right. I wish they didn’t, but if people at least buy from farmers like these, they lead a better life before slaughter. Factory farms and veal producers are needless.
Kia Dee (19 days ago)
David McNab I appreciate that..but they will still end up at a slaughter house
David McNab (19 days ago)
Kia Dee This is a farm where they refuse to do veal. Free range cows that are treated well, and farmers who care. They treat the animals much better than factory farms. And the video was made to illustrate that they deserve better than factory farms.
Moto Adventurer (20 days ago)
Sad that they have tags on their ears and they will be 🌽 beef soon.
AnimeBoy 203 (20 days ago)
MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Dan Knight (20 days ago)
Awww. Most people really have no freakin clue just how intelligent and communicative and social most animals are. They can’t form words, and most animals brains are not developed enough for the sophistication level of thinking as humans (many humans neither), but nevertheless they are far more like us than most people realize.
Contessa* The Raven M.M. (20 days ago)
Beautiful story . Yes the mama cow definitely was communicating for help and showed/expressed Thankfulness to the man at the videos end , absolutely beautiful. 💜 🍃🌹
Ashutosh Anshu (20 days ago)
why electric fence , normal fence is enough