Sweet William

Sweet William (Hereford steer) Arrived 27 March 2016

Sweet William (affectionately known as ‘Swill’) was born into the beef industry. Unluckily for him, his mother had dried up and had no milk for him; she was also at a stage where she could produce no more calves, so was sent to slaughter. William being a male calf mean that it was not worth the farmer’s time to hand-raise him for “beef” seeing as his mother couldn’t feed him for the next 6-8 months, so he looked for someone who would take him and hand-raise him, rather than send him to slaughter with his mother. A friend of Happy Hooves found out about Swill’s plight and asked us if we could take him.

William’s sister was worth the effort, as she could produce more calves for the farmer – she was worth keeping for her breeding ability, and so was kept.

Swill was named after every vegans favourite Easter chocolate – Sweet William, because he was rescued on Easter Sunday.

William joins Busta Moo (a bobby calf from the dairy industry who also had no worth), Christabelle (a milking cow who had outlived her usefulness), Ellen deHeiferis and Chewbacca at our sanctuary where they are all valued equally for their intrinsic worth and where nothing at all is expected from them in return.


Would you like to help us to take care of Sweet William?  One off donations and sponsorship gifts are available now to support our work. Thank you for caring about farm animals.

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