Cow Cheats Death in NYC Slaughterhouse Breakout

Heifer hotfoots it through New York City streets after bolting from butchers
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2009 2:51 AM CDT
Molly the cow's break for freedom has earned her a reprieve from the butcher's shelf, say New York City officials.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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(Newser) – A 350-pound heifer made a successful run for its life from a New York City slaughterhouse yesterday, the New York Daily News reports. The fugitive was chased by cops—and a butcher—through city streets for an hour before it was cornered and forced into a police horse trailer. City officials have named the bovine Molly and plan to find it a home on a farm sanctuary.