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Harvey and Hari

Published on January 26, 2016 under Uncategorized

Harvey and Hari, are from a dairy farm in Santa Rosa. Every 2 weeks, all the boys born during the 2 week period – 1 day old to 2 weeks old – are taken to the auction. Lila visited the dairy and fell in love with the boy who had a heart on his forehead and his left knee. She took him home, named him Harvey and raised him in her backyard while looking for a permanent home for him. PreetiRang agreed to adopt him but asked for another calf, around the same age, so they would have each other for company. The memories of Jai’s rejection and loneliness were too fresh in our minds. That lead to the saving of Hari. Harvey was 45 days old and Hari only 10 days old when they arrived, cramped in one veal crate in nearly 100F temperatures… The video of their first wild run across the pasture is extremely powerful. The heart on Harvey’s head saved him and Hari. There’s a small half circle above the heart shape that looks like a bottle opener. A visitor named him a “heart-opener” and he has opened a few hearts to change to a vegan diet after becoming friends with him. They both look like handsome devils (because of their horns). Since they were saved even before they could be taken to the auction, they did not get de-horned. They are both approx a year old and the youngest among our bovines. They never got to taste their mother’s milk, every drop of which is sold for human consumption. They were bottle fed powdered cow’s milk from a store and the lines of visitors were long, last summer, to bottle feed them.

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