Man Charged With Animal Cruelty For Killing Calf Outside Slaughterhouse
A slaughterhouse employee has been charged with animal cruelty after killing a calf outside of his place of work.
According to the NY Daily News, the juvenile cow escaped Saba Live Poultry, a slaughterhouse in Bloomfield, Connecticut and ran into a nearby Home Depot parking lot. Three Saba employees, including the convicted man, and a police officer chased the calf. After capture, and one man firing a crossbow, the convicted man killed him or her with a knife.
In addition to the animal cruelty charge, the man was cited with public disturbance. He has been recently released on $10,000 bail. Saba Live Poultry has been closed for the past month to undergo inspection into its “animal treatment and cleanliness regulations.”
Animal Cruelty Vs Routine Slaughterhouse Practice
After the incident, animal protection organization PETA held a vigil for the cow in front of Saba Poultry. In a release on the topic, PETA has called attention to the fact that, while escape attempts of animals destined for slaughter often incite public outcry and make headlines, the animals who routinely die inside slaughterhouses are largely disregarded.
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