Previously I put up the article written by Ajahn Brahm about a cow that cried... Now this is about a bull that cried when it was sent to slaughter - it was published in a newspaper in Hong Kong. Why do I keep putting up these posts? Because people are skeptical, they won't believe it until they see it with their own eyes. The article is in Chinese, below the English translation
Believe it or not? It really happened in Hong Kong.
As previously reported by "Weekly World News", a group of workers walked a buffalo to a packaging factory. They were about to slaughter the buffalo to make steaks and beef stews. When they were close to the front door of the slaughter house, the sorrowful buffalo suddenly stopped going forward and knelt down on his two front legs. The buffalo... was all in tears.
How did he know he was going to get killed before he entered the slaughter house? He is even smarter than people.
Mr. Shiu, a butcher recalled, "When I saw this kind of so-called "stupid" animal sobbing and with his eyes in fear and sorrow, I started trembling." "I called the rest over to see. They were just as surprised. We kept pushing the buffalo forward, but he just didn't want to move and sat there crying."
Billy Fong, owner of the packaging factory said, "People thought animals didn't cry like human beings. However that buffalo really sobbed like a baby." At that time, more than ten strong men witnessed the scene and they were all touched. Those who were responsible for slaughtering even felt more touched and teared as well.
Other workers working at the same slaughter house also came to see the crying buffalo. It was all packed with people. They were all shock by this scene. Three of them said they would never forget this crying buffalo when they slaughter other animals.
When both man and fowl are crying, everyone knew that nobody could kill the buffalo. The problem was what should they do with the buffalo? In the end, they raised funds to buy this crying buffalo and sent him to a temple. Those kind monks would take care of him for life.
After the workers had made a decision, a miracle happened. A worker said, "When we promised this buffalo that we will not kill him, he started moving and followed us."
How did he understand people's words?
Mr. Shiu said "Believe it or not? This is real although it sounds unbelievable."
No doubt, this buffalo changed these butchers' lives.
Original article at: http://renminbao.com/rmb/articles/2011/4/16/54517p.html
Another cow story here
See the red eyes and tears and doubt no more. They are not here for us to make use of. Understanding biology and animal sentience is important. Though, this type of heart to heart communication displayed by the buffalo is more powerful and moving.
一心素食 Yi Xin Vegetarian, Chinatown
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