Standing with this cow for almost 20 minutes- we made a profound connection. As the truck started to roll towards the slaughterhouse, panic and fear overcame the cow I had tried so desperately to comfort. As I watched her react, my focus narrowed in on the metal grate deterring me from offering any relief or freedom. I wish I could set them free. I wish I could tear down the walls of each truck to liberate the animals trapped inside.