Songwriter Diane Warren saves last missing cow found in El Monte after escaping from slaughterhouse
The cow was discovered in Whittier Narrows Park, about five miles from the neighborhood where they broke free on Tuesday night.
Patrol cars were seen surrounding the animal as it stood in a clearing in the park. Shortly before 8 a.m., the cow was argued and loaded onto a trailer.
The cow was among 40 who escaped from a slaughterhouse on Tuesday and passed through a neighborhood in Pico Rivera. Authorities and meat factory workers were able to round up and return 38 cows to the Manning Beef facility, but the single cow remained free.
An animal was shot dead by sheriff’s deputies after appearing to charge people in the neighborhood. Several members of the same family were injured and treated at a local hospital.
At a press conference Thursday morning, officials said Warren – who is an animal advocate and has helped save other animals in the past – is helping ease efforts to get the last cow sent to Farm Sanctuary in Acton, where she will live the rest. of his life.
“This morning I woke up and turned on the news and there’s this cow that escaped and she was screaming as someone from the slaughterhouse tried to take her back,” Warren told Eyewitness News . “And I’m like, ‘I have to do something. I have to save this cow.'”
Warren contacted his animal activist friends before contacting the slaughterhouse.
“Her name is going to be Free,” Warren said of the cow she rescued.
The cow will undergo a health check and then be released to the town of Pico Rivera, who, along with Warren, will take the cow to the sanctuary.
The cows charge the sheriff’s deputies
Pico Rivera City Manager Steve Carmona said the city has discussed with the owners of Manning Beef the possibility of moving all escaped cows to a sanctuary.
The incident occurred Tuesday night when the herd was able to escape from Manning Beef on Beverly Road, apparently after a door was left open.
Cows roamed the streets of Pico Rivera, most of them glued together as they stomped on bushes and roamed traffic.
The sight was surprising to the local residents, who pulled out their cell phones and watched, mostly from a safe distance.
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“It’s a once in a lifetime thing,” said one man. “I might never see something like this again. It was pretty amazing to come and see a bunch of cows.”
Some residents suffered damage to their property and vehicles.
“I felt bad for our neighbor,” he added. “They were right there in their driveway. They messed up their mailbox.”
At one point, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies managed to trap the herd of thugs in a dead end on Friendship Avenue.
When two beef factory trailers arrived, the animals appeared reluctant, backing the trucks as far as possible against the fronts of the houses in the cul-de-sac.
At one point, at least three cows made their way through the perimeter and free themselves, rushing onto major roads such as Beverly Boulevard.
Most of the cows were rounded up by 11 p.m. except the one that was killed and the one that was missing.
PETA is also weighing in on the incident, suggesting that the cows that have freed themselves should be allowed to keep their freedom.
“These cows’ desperate attempt at freedom should have been recognized by moving them to a sanctuary, where they could bond with other rescued cows, breastfeed their calves in peace and live their lives as you and I hope to. Said PETA President Ingrid Newkirk.
Manning Beef has not commented on the incident.
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