Over the years, we’ve witnessed the callous way the dairy industry treats newborn males, and Bernie was no exception. Born on a California dairy in 1996, this Jersey steer was abandoned as a calf at a livestock auction when he failed to sell for even a dollar. His friends Hugo, Edward, Boris, and Hank had similar stories and were only days old when they came to our California Shelter the year before. Over the last 15 years, we’ve watched these sweet boys flourish and develop into independent adults who are now some of our oldest West Coast sanctuary residents. They are the sweetest and most laidback animals you'll ever meet, and we look forward to keeping them happy and healthy for years to come.