Six Cattle That Escaped Slaughterhouse Headed to Animal Sanctuary
For the six cattle that managed to escape a slaughterhouse last week, the future is looking good. According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the six steers that “ran amok on the streets of north St. Louis last week after escaping from a neighborhood slaughterhouse” may end up up “grazing on the lush pasture of a Tennessee animal sanctuary.”
Media attention was focused mostly on “Chico Suavez” (affectionately named that by a crowd of bystanders) who “led police on a dramatic pursuit for freedom that lasted for several hours” and won the hearts of those watching, who chanted “free Chico.”
The “brave and desperate animals” were rescued with the help of Adam Brewer of Chicago, who began a GoFundMe page and was able to raise $16,785, which he donated to Gentle Barn where the steers will most likely end up. After “the infamous six”–all of which are less than two years old–arrived at the St. Louis farm where they will remain for a few weeks, Jay Weiner, co-founder of Gentle Barn, stated:
“They’re scared. They’ve gone through a lot. But they are destined for good things.”
To learn more about the infamous six and to watch the video of Chico becoming a crowd favorite, visit this link.
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