These Happy Cows Jumping Almost Over the Moon Will Make You Tear Up [Video]

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Cabin fever barely begins to describe life for these cows before being liberated into a lush open field. They jump and skip like happy children at recess–only for these happy cows, it’s a permanent freedom. Watch with a tissue–their innocence and gratitude got us a little weepy here, especially when the woman who saved them starts crying herself. Moo-hoo.

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Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger is a Los Angeles-based journalist and editor focused on the global food system and how it intersects with our cultural traditions, diet preferences, health, and politics. She is the senior editor for sister websites and, and works as a research associate and editor with the Cornucopia Institute, the organic industry watchdog group. Jill has been featured in The Huffington Post, MTV, Reality Sandwich, and Eat Drink Better.