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Freddie

By | Animals, Cows / Bulls / Calves

Freddie escaped the slaughterhouse on January 21st of 2016. It was a small live market slaughterhouse in Queens New York. He escaped while being unloaded from a truck and was running the streets. A friend called Mike and said, “…did you see that a bull escaped and is running the streets of Queens?” Immediately, Mike

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Angel

Angel

By | Animals, Cows / Bulls / Calves

Occasionally, Mike talks to local farmers. Around December of 2017, he spoke to a man who sells to farms. They had beef cattle. Mike said “you’re gonna give me one of the calves right? I could use one. I’ll take one and give him a good life.” “We’ll see we’ll see,” he said laughing. He

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Walter

By | Animals, Cows / Bulls / Calves

Mike decided to drive out to a huge industrial farm to be up close to one. He wanted to see first-hand what went on in such a place.  They have 36,000 dairy cows in one place where they try to “normalize” their treatment of animals. They hold tours so that people can come to see what they

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Emma & Jackson

By | Animals, Cows / Bulls / Calves

Mike received a call from a dairy worker in Connecticut saying they had a bull calf they would let go if he was interested. When he arrived at the location, he saw a tiny 2-day old calf. They said, “he’s with his mother because his mother is sick.” She was down with him on the

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Jimmy

By | Animals, Cows / Bulls / Calves, Featured Friends

Jimmy was the driving force behind Skylands Sanctuary. Before Jimmy, Mike had been rescuing animals for other sanctuaries. He did have a small piece of land that was fenced in with work trucks. This is where he kept three rescued goats, a bull and a couple of other rescued animals. Because he had begun to

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