This Cow Who Escaped From a Brooklyn Slaughterhouse Will Live in Peace at a Sanctuary

Published by Elena Waldman.

After escaping from a slaughterhouse and running through the streets of Brooklyn, a 4-month-old cow will now live in peace at a New Jersey sanctuary.

Video footage of the calf roaming the city inspired a public outcry for the slaughterhouse to give her a chance at life.

The facility surrendered her to Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue, where she will have the opportunity to graze on open pastures, roam freely, and do whatever else she likes.

Did You Know?

Cows are extremely intelligent and have been known to go extraordinary lengths to escape from slaughterhouses. Emily the cow became an international celebrity when she survived for several weeks in the woods, following her daring escape from a Massachusetts slaughterhouse. A statue was even erected in her honor.

Where Is the Public Outcry for the Countless Others Who Suffer Every Day in the Meat and Dairy Industries?

A happy ending for this Brooklyn calf is certainly something worth celebrating, but the countless other animals who are suffering on farms and in slaughterhouses aren’t so lucky. Each year, more than 29 million cows in the U.S. alone are exploited and killed in the meat and dairy industries.

Dairy farms repeatedly artificially impregnate mother cows and then tear their babies away from them when they’re just a day old. When mother cows can no longer produce milk, they’re sent to slaughterhouses to be killed for their flesh. There, cows are hung upside down before their throats are slit—often while they’re still conscious. These animals deserve to be free, too.

Here’s How YOU Can Help Cows

By going vegan, you can save nearly 200 animals per year. Start sparing animals today by making the compassionate switch:

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind