He loves his animals too much to send them to the butcher.
Mike Lanigan, a farmer in Uxbridge, Ontario, used to raise cows to be sent to slaughter. But now he’s had a huge change of heart.
Lanigan first moved to the farm back in the 1950s when he was just a kid. After university, he left the farming life for 20 years, but ended up returning and buying the farm from his father’s estate.
Running a farm is expensive, so like many other farmers, Lanigan brought cows to the butcher to pay the bills.
“I never liked that part,” said Lanigan in a video made by his employee, Edith Barabash. “As a farmer you can kind of just turn off that part