Rose McGowan spends time with animals at The Gentle Barn
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Rose McGowan wasn’t afraid to show her soft spot for farm animals this past weekend when visiting The Gentle Barn.

McGowan got to know cows and pigs much better at the animal rescue home in Santa Clarita, Calif.

Known for her role as Paige on “Charmed” and in “Conan the Barbarian,” McGowan played in the hay with two cows named Buddha and Buttercup, along with an adorable pot-bellied pig.

The 39-year-old actress seemed as relaxed as could be, as you can see from the photos, and gave special attention to each animal. One would think the animals wouldn’t take well to a stranger, but they were quite content. It seems fitting that Buddha is known as the “therapy cow” on the farm, since she is described as a “completely gentle soul who has helped so many people,” especially disabled children who flock to the cuddly cow.

Buttercup also has a sad, but great story. She was rescued at 10 months pregnant, and unfortunately her baby only lived to 7 months. Now, Buttercup takes care of other baby cows at The Gentle Barn.

McGowan posted to Twitter that it “was an honor” to visit the farm, which now houses 130 animals who are rescued from cruelty, neglect or slaughter.

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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