Yes the music plays a big part in it, but even with no sound on (which is what you should do if you’re watching this because the people around you are going to wonder why you started blubbering all of a sudden) this video is a great reminder.
Whenever I watch this video, I get a sick realization of of how horrible humans being are to critters and then seeing the bull’s joy and knowing that it took a human to save him makes me appreciate how truly wonderful human beings are to care for an abused animal.
Bandit was one of many millions of bull that live worldwide in narrow stables in tethered housing, all life long. Do animals get used to this? Not really if you watch the below unique video.
Bandit’s plight was first seen by Christian, the guy in the red shirt who works for a sanctuary called Gut Aiderbichl.
The sanctuary is located in Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, and was the brainchild of Michael Aufhauser, Austria and Germany’s own Doctor Dolittle.
Visitors to the sanctuary will find chalets full of interspecies camaraderie with hundreds of rescued goats, horses, donkeys, chickens, geese, cows and the odd fox.
In summer 2014 Aiderbichl member Christian appealed online for help from other Aiderbichl members. He had discovered a young bull tethered – the animal looked dreadful and licked his hand.
Christian could’t sleep and after the sanctuary posted a story about Bandit, animal sponsors offered their support.
In the video see how Bandit danced for joy after his release and how he showed his gratitude to Christian.