The final missing cow, who was one of 40 who escaped from a slaughterhouse in Pico Rivera, California, has been captured, and she will go to a sanctuary. The good news was released on Thursday on the Farm Sanctuary Facebook page, which wrote:
One of the 40 cows who escaped a Pico Rivera, CA slaughterhouse on Tuesday night will be able to live a lifetime of freedom at our Acton Sanctuary! This happy ending was made possible by Grammy Award-winning songwriter and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Diane Warren and local activist Simone Reyes.
Farm Sanctuary Board Chair Emily Deschanel said:
“Who wouldn’t escape from a slaughterhouse if given a chance? The scene in Pico Rivera on Tuesday night should be all the proof anyone needs to know that cows want to live, and that the way we breed, exploit, and slaughter them for food is repugnant. We’re grateful to Diane Warren and Simone Reyes for facilitating the release of this brave girl to Farm Sanctuary.”
“Seeing these cows escaping their horrible fate broke my heart,” said Warren. “They knew what awaited them. These are smart, empathetic, beautiful souls. What Paul McCartney said is so true, if slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be a vegetarian. Your steak and hamburger comes with a side of torture and murder.”
With the help of Joaquin Phoenix and Los Angeles Animal Save, Farm Sanctuary has provided refuge for other survivors of the same slaughterhouse that the 40 cows escaped from.
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