About 40 cows survived Tuesday night from the slaughterhouse where their days were due to end, leading to police being called to the rescue at a long rodeo in the middle of a residential area in East Los Angeles.
Fleeing cattle roamed the small streets of Pico Rivera, sometimes hanging on lawns or crossing fences as shown in images broadcast on local television.
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LAPD, aided by cavalry police officers sent to reinforce them, had to spend several hours regrouping them, trying to immobilize them at the end of a dead end, before evacuating them in cattle trucks.
In total, 38 of the 40 escaped cows were found by taking advantage of a slaughterhouse gate left open. One of them was still missing as of Wednesday morning.
The last cow died: No doubt frightened, it carried a family of four, causing some to fall to the ground, and a police officer opened fire on it, killing it “to prevent the family from suffering further injuries,” Sharif said. services.