Cow enjoys brief taste of freedom but is roped by NY police

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Posted: Jan 21, 2016 4:25 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A cow destined for the dinner table has run away and enjoyed a brief taste of freedom in New York City before being captured by police and returned to a slaughterhouse.

Video posted by the New York Post (http://nyp.st/1VbDWgx ) shows the brown and white cow trotting past shops and restaurants in a busy Queens neighborhood Thursday afternoon. The Post says the cow escaped from a halal slaughterhouse.

Police tweeted, "Just in case you're wondering: there is cow on the loose in Jamaica, Queens."

Members of the police department's emergency services unit roped the cow and took it back to the slaughterhouse.

A worker at the Jamaica Archer Live Poultry and Meat Market says the cow will be killed on Friday.

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Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com