A black heifer made a bold sprint out of a New York City slaughterhouse Wednesday. The escaped bovine wandered around Queens for an hour before police captured the animal and took it to an Animal Care and Control center. Employees at the center nicknamed the cow “Molly.”
This isn’t the first time a cow has run from certain slaughterhouse death. In 2002, a cow in Cincinnati, Ohio, jumped a six-foot fence to escape a meatpacking plant and grazed in a nearby park for 10 days.
Molly will be placed at a farm sanctuary if the slaughterhouse chooses not to claim her.