Bovine Breakout: 40 head of cattle escape California slaughterhouse


On Tuesday night, a herd of cows escaped from a slaughterhouse in Pico Rivera, California. This led to police attempting to round up the runaway herd in a culdesac.

The cause of the “Great Bovine Escape” is believed to have been due to a gate being left open.

As officials attempted to detain the animals, some broke off from the main stampede. According to Fox 11 one was hit by a car, but it got back up and walked off.

One cow was shot by police, KTLA reports. Out of the 40 head, 38 were safely captured and one had not yet been located.


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