Cow Captured After Escaping Queens Slaughterhouse

NEW YORK (AP/Hamodia) -
A cow escaped a slaughterhouse in Jamaica, Queens, on Thursday, before police were able to capture it in a parking garage and lead it into a cattle truck. No one was harmed. (NYPD 103rd Precinct)
A cow escaped a slaughterhouse in Jamaica, Queens, on Thursday, before police were able to capture it in a parking garage and lead it into a cattle truck. No one was harmed. (NYPD 103rd Precinct)

A cow destined for the dinner table enjoyed a brief taste of freedom in New York City before being captured by police and returned to a slaughterhouse.

The brown-and-white cow trotted past shops and restaurants in a busy Queens neighborhood Thursday afternoon. The New York Post said the cow escaped from a halal slaughterhouse.

Early Thursday afternoon, the NYPD’s 103rd Precint tweeted, “Yes, you heard right! Cow on the loose-Jamaica Queens. All Officers safe. No injuries.”

Members of the police department’s emergency services unit roped the cow and took it back to the slaughterhouse.

A worker at the Jamaica Archer Live Poultry and Meat Market said the cow will be killed on Friday.