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Fugitive Cow Still On The Lam.
A brave cow in Germany escaped a slaughterhouse in May when she was mere moments away from being turned into ground beef. She is still on the loose and officials are calling in reinforcements.
While she was being prepared for slaughter, 6-year old cow, Yvonne, sensed that something was just not right. Presumably hip to the fact that she was about to be brutally slaughtered for meat, Yvonne busted down an electric fence in May and has been on the run from her captors ever since.
Millions of people are rooting Yvonne on. A German newspaper wrote that the sweet cow is “a kind of freedom fighter for the animal loving German republic.” When German officials started urging hunters to shoot and kill Yvonne on sight, a local tabloid responded by offering a 10,000 euro reward for her safe capture.
Along with calling in hunters, officials have deployed the muskiest male bull they could find. They are hoping that the bull will be able to track Yvonne and that she will seek the male out of curiosity.
I say let the girl roam. She is a inspirational hero and her escape is more evidence that animals are feeling and thinking beings who won’t be led to their deaths with heads hung and without resistance. Sometimes just fighting back, even if you ultimately lose, is enough to forever impact your oppressor.
UPDATE: On August 29th 2011 the search for Yvonne was officially called off. She is free.
Search For Fugitive Cow Called Off.
Yvonne, the cow who escaped slaughter and has been on the run since on May 24th, is finally free to roam.
Hunters who’ve exhaustively searched for the 6-year old cow for months have finally called off the search. Her trackers declared the little cow “as nimble as a weasel.” The shoot-to-kill mission has been cancelled and no more rewards for her capture are available.
Yvonne defied the odds by escaping and again by evading capture and is now free to roam the German countryside. May she live a long and happy life.