Cow who fled Queens slaughterhouse is saved by animal advocates

Now this is a happy story. I don’t know about you but I love it when we have tangible proof that mankind can still do some good. Have you heard about Freddie the Famous Cow?

Last Thursday, a poor sweet cow, headed for the slaughter house, broke free and roamed the streets of downtown Jamaica, NY for almost an hour before the cops cornered him in a parking garage. Thankfully, his story made the news so Mike Stura, who created Skylands Animal Sanctuary just last year, waited all night long to bargain for his release. Thank you Mike!

From the article by NY Daily News:

“I was able to get the owner (of Archer Halal Live Poultry) on the phone right away and at first he was pretty receptive,” said Stura, 49, who lives in Pompton Lakes, N.J. “But he said the animal was promised to a family that had some big event coming up and he would call them. I impressed upon him several times that 38 billion cattle go to the food industry,” added Stura, a truck driver and mechanic. “It’s nice if one lives once in a while.”

Thankfully Mike was able to convince the owner to give him the animal. “Freddie, who is named after Freddie Mercury of Queen fame, will now be able (pending clear statue from his medical exam) to roam free on the 230-acre refuge with other cows, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys and other animals.

Source: NY Daily News