Calf Was Being Abused Before His Slaughter, Man Showed Him Love With A Snuggle

Salvador the bull was tagged as “undesirable” the second he was born.

For the local dairy industry, male calves are plain useless as they don’t produce milk, or “get fat enough” to be sold profitably in the beef market.

The breeders either kill the male calves at birth, or keep them around till they fetch a reasonable price from butchers.

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However, Salvador’s owner was determined to sell him at the highest price.

The owner separated him from his mother right after birth, and planned to feed him for 4 months so that he bulks up before his time in the slaughterhouse.

And just like that, Salvador was packed in a square 6-foot wooden box, and that was supposed to be his home till he fattens up.

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When volunteers of the local NGO “AnimalLibre” found Salvador, the poor baby was barely alive. He was soaked up in his own urine and feces, and had fever, acute diarrhea, and several infections.

The volunteers rescued the malnourished calf, and took him to the “Equality Sanctuary” for further rehabilitation.

It was a whole other struggle for the sanctuary workers to infuse life back into Salvador’s dying body and soul.

He was scared and defeated at first, but seeing the vast green farm for the first time in his life rejuvenated his spirits.

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The video below was taken 6 months after Salvador’s rescue, and it shows how far he has come from his abusive past.

He is no longer confined in a box, and there’s no slaughterhouse timer on his life this time.

As he spends his days cuddling with his caretakers, and chilling out with his farm buddies, we can tell that he has found his ultimate happily ever after!

Click the video below to watch Salvador emotionally celebrating his freedom with his caretaker.

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!

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