A cow made headlines this month, after an epic escape from a farm in Southwestern Poland - only to die tragically last Thursday, after her recapture.
Destined for a slaughterhouse, the six-year-old cow made a mad dash for freedom in late January, overturning a fence, breaking a farmer's ribs, and swimming to an uninhabited island in the process.
Valued at up to $3,200, the six-year-old cow was aggressively pursued for several weeks.
She returned to the mainland a few times after her escape, but quickly swam back across Lake Nysa at the first sign of potential captors.
Her story has since 'gone viral', attracting the attention of various media outlets, and politicians in the small town in which she lives, including ex-singer Pawel Kukiz, and mayor Czesław Biłobran.
wished her a 'long-term retirement and natural death' via Facebook despite the
fact that he is, admittedly, 'not a vegetarian' while the mayor took to local
radio, with a promise to ensure her safety.
This is a promise Biłobran failed to keep.
On Thursday, the cow was taken back into captivity, given three shots of sedatives, and loaded onto a truck where she then died, 'apparently from stress'.
One Daily Mail commenter wrote: "Probably broke her heart thinking she was going back to slaughter."
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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