Cow kills 1 after escaping slaughterhouse
SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Son. – A cow escaped from a slaughterhouse in this city Wednesday, killing a bystander, damaging vehicles and leading police on chase before being destroyed. Employees of the city owned-slaughterhouse on the southeastern corner of San Luis Rio Colorado said the drama began around noon when the cow jumped over the railing of pen used to restrain it.
Damaging a gate as it fled the slaughterhouse, it ran through several streets of the nearby Colonia Industrial neighborhood, according to accounts from various news media in San Luis Rio Colorado. The person killed by the animal was identified as Alejandro Garcia Martinez, 31, who had been working on a car in front of a residence when he was charged and trampled, suffering severe head injuries. At least two cars were damaged when the errant cow collided with them, according to newspaper accounts.
I’ve always opposed the idea of animal “rights” but if bovines are capable of desiring freedom and act on that – maybe it’s time to rethink.