I guess if you are a cow and if you can escape and hide for 100 days, your cow life will be spared.
From the Reno Gazette Herald: Thanks to J. for the latest update on Yvonne, the cow who was scheduled for death about 100 days ago at a German slaughterhouse after her milk production waned but instead escaped her fate. Hunters, search parties, helicopters with thermal imaging, a $10,000 euro reward, her sister, a handsome stud and an animal "psychic" all have failed to bring about her capture. Now if she's caught, she will be placed in an animal sanctuary.
NPR reports today that the local government has permanently forbade anyone from using deadly force to catch her, after a public outpouring of support for the cow. (It's strange how humans can root for her freedom while still eating hamburgers, as if they aren't made from cows with the same desire to live.)
Read the NPR story here. Read my original blog post here. And this is an excerpt from a recent Der Spiegel article on Yvonne:
A week ago, in the dead of night, one intrepid tracker crept into the woods to stalk her. She appeared out of the mist, and stared him straight in the eyes. She walked off before he could fire a dart at her. He reported that she now looks more like a buffalo than a cow, and has evidently turned into a wild animal in her months on the run. http://www.rgj.com/section/blogs11?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&U=acc02915-b98e-411d-9c60-e0990262ffe5&plckPostId=Blog%3aacc02915-b98e-411d-9c60-e0990262ffe5Post%3a6812a977-00cd-4e56-af06-1a727bb5914b&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest
First, what the hell is an "animal psychic"? Sounds like a mighty cha ching ripoff.
And it seems like Germany has some pretty bad hunters if a cow can escape? Shoot, cows are just little faster than a turtle and about as smart.
So, congratulations to Yvonne for outsmarting the Germans and getting your life spared and not becoming a hamburger, steak or a meat loaf.
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