Runaway Bull Saved by ... Jon Stewart?

He turned up to collect 'Frank Lee' in NYC
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 2, 2016 10:23 AM CDT
Runway Bull Saved by ... Jon Stewart?
Comedian Jon Stewart performs at the 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event, in New York last year.   (Greg Allen)

A bull that escaped from a slaughterhouse holding area and darted through the streets of New York City was taken to greener pastures by Jon Stewart. Officials tell the New York Times that the black and white Angus was spotted Friday in Queens. The bull was soon corralled at York College, where students snapped pictures and took videos. The bull was dubbed Frank Lee after a prisoner who escaped from Alcatraz. NYPD officer captured the bull and took it to a Brooklyn animal shelter, where it was picked up by the former Daily Show comedian and his wife, who are animal advocates.

In a Facebook post from the Farm Sanctuary group, which negotiated the bull's release, Stewart can be see feeding the animal. After a checkup at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, Frank Lee will be transported to a permanent home at Farm Sanctuary's Watkins Glen shelter in upstate New York, where it will spend its days grazing 175 acres of pastures in the company of dozens of other bovines, CNN reports. (Another cow that escaped a Queens slaughterhouse earlier this year is now living a new life under the name Freddie Mercury.)

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