Escaped Bulls Caught – But Will They Go To Slaughter Or Sanctuary?

PETA Rounds Up Sanctuaries Ready to Take in Animals After Tenacious Bid for Freedom

For Immediate Release:
July 22, 2016

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Baltimore – The two bulls who escaped a Baltimore slaughterhouse on Friday morning have been captured, but neither the slaughterhouse nor Baltimore police have divulged the bulls’ fate. That’s why PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—is intervening on the bulls’ behalf with an offer to arrange transfer for them to a new sanctuary home. And judging by the support for the bulls, most people agree that’s where they should go.

“All animals, including humans, long to be free,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “These bulls have shown ingenuity and determination and should be granted their freedom. No bull deserves to be hacked apart for brisket or burgers, and these two are ambassadors for the rest. PETA will help find them a proper sanctuary home and gladly arrange for their transportation as well.”

Three farmed-animal sanctuaries have already offered refuge to the bulls: the Skylands Sanctuary & Animal Rescue in Wantage, New Jersey; the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, Maryland; and the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York.

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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