In a cruel twist of fate, a cow managed to escape being slaughtered in Queens today only to find out that it was being sent to live out its days in New Jersey.
Freddie the Runaway Cow lifted the hearts of countless New Yorkers yesterday after it made a daring escape from Jamaica Archer Live Poultry and Meat Market. Footage shows the brave bovine relishing its newfound freedom on the streets of Queens.
NYC: Video of a cow running around in Queens earlier today on 164 St and Jamaica Ave. pic.twitter.com/c5ONO8u4RR— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) January 21, 2016
The cow was eventually corralled by the NYPD in a parking garage and brought back to the slaughterhouse.
Yes, you heard right! Cow on the loose-Jamaica Queens.All Officers safe.No injuries.Thank you all for your patience. pic.twitter.com/A1kGV85fUP— NYPD 103rd Precinct (@NYPD103Pct) January 21, 2016
The animal was still slated to be killed today, but Mike Stura of Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue camped in front of the slaughterhouse overnight and convinced the owners to turn over the cow this morning. Despite its attempts at freedom, it is now being sent to New Jersey.
The courageous cow, named “Freddie” after Freddie Mercury, is on its way to receive vaccinations at the vet before being shipped to the Garden State.