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.”
— DNAinfo.com New York (@DNAinfo) January 22, 2016
Members of the police department’s emergency services unit roped the cow and took it back to the slaughterhouse.
— RT America (@RT_America) January 22, 2016
A worker at the Jamaica Archer Live Poultry and Meat Market says the cow will be killed on Friday.