NEW YORK: A cow destined for the dinner table has run away and enjoyed a brief taste of freedom in New York City before being captured by police and returned to a slaughterhouse.
The brown and white cow trotting past shops and restaurants in a busy Queens neighborhood Thursday afternoon. The Post says the cow escaped from a halal slaughterhouse.
Police tweeted, “Just in case you’re wondering: there is cow on the loose in Jamaica, Queens.”
Members of the police department’s emergency services unit roped the cow and took it back to the slaughterhouse.
A worker at the Jamaica Archer Live Poultry and Meat Market said the cow would be killed, but the animal was taken in by an animal sanctuary in New Jersey.