A viral video has been making its rounds through social media after a motorist filmed a cow poking her head out of a cattle truck while travelling down a busy Melbourne highway on Wednesday. Viewers commented the cow looked “adorable” and “hilarious.” Where else could a truck full of cattle be heading besides the nearest slaughterhouse?
“Hamilton Barrow Willis That’s not “an adorable sight” because that panicked cow was probably being shipped to slaughter along with dozens of her fellow cattle. That was her desperate attempt to escape being killed for her flesh and hide.”
According to Channel9News, the video which was uploaded to Facebook and a person could be heard saying:
“What the hell is that?,” one person asked.
“It’s a cow,” someone else says. “It’s going to hit the top of the thing.”
The onlookers managed to get the driver’s attention to tell him one of the cows had been trying to escape. The cow did safely pass under the sign and was not harmed. Whereas many comments on Facebook referred to the cow’s attempted last chance at freedom as cute and hilarious, perhaps too many people still believe in
” Old MACDONALD had a farm
And on his farm he had a cow
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
where all the cows lived happily ever after gracefully offering their milk to the farmers who loved and cared for them. Sadly, a slaughterhouse was likely this frightened cow’s last stop.
(Photo via screenshot of Facebook video)