An unusual situation happened in three different cities this week. Cattle broke free from trucks, farms, and slaughterhouses. One incident took place in a Los Angeles suburb. The Guardian reports.
The cattle escape on Wednesday in Los Angeles was the largest. Forty cattle fled a slaughterhouse into the suburb, entering yards and blocking traffic. One of the animals was killed after charging a family and most of the others were caught by the slaughterhouse.
However, one caused more issues. Songwriter Diane Warren stepped in to save the life of one of the cows and worked with the city and the slaughterhouse to send it to an animal sanctuary. But the cow didn’t want to go without a fight.
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The cow was found at dawn on Thursday in South El Monte. Two wranglers tried to lasso the cow, but it fought back and kicked one of them. At one point, sheriff’s deputies had to use their patrol cars to keep the animal from entering rush hour traffic. They were eventually successful in capturing the cow.
In West Virginia, a cattle hauling truck rolled over and released its cargo on I-64 in Cabell County. The cattle scattered in all directions, blocking a bridge and running up and down the highway. The interstate had to be shut down until they could be rounded up.