PETA Statement: PETA Responds to Cows’ Break for Freedom

For Immediate Release:
June 23, 2021

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – PETA wishes the cows who escaped from a slaughterhouse into a Pico Rivera, California, neighborhood on Tuesday had made it to freedom, something they fought hard to gain, instead of being rounded up and returned to the slaughterhouse or—in one cow’s case—being shot on the scene by law enforcement. Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk:

These cows’ desperate bid for freedom should have been recognized by moving them to a sanctuary, where they could have bonded with other rescued cows, nursed their calves in peace, and lived out their lives just as you and I hope to do. PETA invites anyone who cheered their escape or mourned their deaths to extend that compassion to all cows—and all other animals—by going vegan, and PETA stands ready to help with free vegan starter kits.

More information about these cows’ escape is available on PETA’s blog. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

 

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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