A cow literally was running for his life!
A cow escaped from a British slaughterhouse and went for a run through a city, and becoming a social media celebrity in the process.
The cow took its last chance for safety after it refused to be killed for meat.
Instead of being killed for meat, it rammed a metal fence before making a dash for the nearby Lake Nysa, south Poland.
After the cow’s owner, known only as Mr Lukasz, attempted to get it back to the farm, the cow broke one of his worker’s arms, according to Polish news show Wiadomosci.
Ms. Cow then entered a pool of water and swam to one of the islands in the middle of the lake. Mr Lukasz said he even saw it dive underwater on its way.
After a week of trying and failing to get the cow back, Mr Lukasz gave up and began making sure it was fed enough food to stay alive instead.
When firefighters used a boat to get to the island, the cow swam about 50 meters.
Pawel Gotowski, deputy commander of the fire brigade in Nysa, said the animal was frightened but healthy.
Twitter users nicknamed the cow “Daisy.”
Also, they used the hashtag “#SaveCarlisleCow” to call for the bovine to be spared from slaughter.
A cow has escaped from an abattoir in Carlisle. Police are trying to capture the animal near the BMW and Honda garages in Kingstown. 🐮 pic.twitter.com/yCzMOuZAdN
— ITV News Border (@ITVborder) August 21, 2019
However, when Cumbria Police officers located the cow, they made the decision to shoot and kill the animal.
Despite the farmer considering having it shot dead, a political leader in the town of Nysa, Czeslaw Bilobran, has reportedly said the cow will live out its life in peace.
“Efforts were made to resolve the situation safely, however given the potential danger and the increased stress on the animal a decision was taken to conclude the incident as quickly and humanely as possible,” a police representative said in a statement.
This all just goes to show how animals have such strong emotions. Don’t think just because they cannot speak they’re just dumb. Animals are smarter than you think they are.
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