After spending two decades being used as a breeding cow, Sweet Pea has finally found the peace and safety of sanctuary.
We welcomed 22-year-old Sweet Pea at her guardian’s request. With plans to move across the country, the woman feared what might befall Sweet Pea and her other cow — a 16-year-old named Baby — when they were no longer in her care. Sadly, “beef breeds” like Scottish Highlands typically end up on the slaughter line when they are no longer deemed useful. Though Sweet Pea’s guardian had loved her cows, most farmers would not be interested in caring for two older, special-needs cows they might not profit from.