11 Aug '11, 11pm

Cow Breaks Out of NYC Slaughterhouse, Runs for Freedom (Video) And for a happy ending, won't be butchered after all!

On Wednesday, a cow scheduled for slaughter in a halal butcher's shop in Queens, New York decided that it wasn't on board with its fate. So it broke out and didn't look back, sprinting down 109th Avenue, sending stunned New Yorkers- who suddenly found themselves in an impromptu running of the bulls- scattering for safety. In the cow's wake were the butcher and a dozen police officers, who eventually cornered the 500 lb animal, shot it with a tranquilizer gun, and lassoed it. But not before she did some damage , including ramming a police horse trailer and knocking into some construction scaffolding. This isn't the first time a bovine has broken loose- in January, a 900 lb bull escaped a transport truck on the way to a slaughterhouse in Virginia. He ran through three counties before authorities caught up, and shot him. But his NYC counterpart has a lot more luck. In a great...

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treehugger.com 11 Aug '11, 11pm

On Wednesday, a cow scheduled for slaughter in a halal butcher's shop in Queens, New York decided that it wasn't on board ...