VIDEO: Cow Enjoys Brief Taste of Freedom but Is Roped by NY Police

January 22, 2016 Updated: January 22, 2016
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NEW YORK—A cow destined for the dinner table has run away and enjoyed a brief taste of freedom in New York City before being captured by police and returned to a slaughterhouse.

Video posted by the New York Post (http://nyp.st/1VbDWgx) shows the brown and white cow trotting past shops and restaurants in a busy Queens neighborhood Thursday afternoon. The Post says the cow escaped from a halal slaughterhouse.

Police tweeted, “Just in case you’re wondering: there is cow on the loose in Jamaica, Queens.”

Members of the police department’s emergency services unit roped the cow and took it back to the slaughterhouse.

A worker at the Jamaica Archer Live Poultry and Meat Market says the cow will be killed on Friday.