After two months on the free in Long Island, an escaped bull was apprehended.
A bull that had been on the run for two months after escaping slaughter on Long Island has been apprehended and will be given a new home in a sanctuary, according to animal rescuers in New York.
The bull, dubbed Barney or Barnie by locals, was discovered Wednesday night at a former duck farm in Moriches, according to the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Mike Stura of the Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue was able to apprehend Barney. Barney will have a new permanent home in the New Jersey sanctuary, according to officials.
The bull made news for the first time in late July, when it escaped before being slaughtered as part of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. When the bovine jumped into traffic near Exit 58 in Mastic, a segment of Sunrise Highway was temporarily shut down.
Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals applauded the news of Barney’s rescue.
“Unlike the lives of those who wind up on the dinner table, this bull’s escape ended successfully after an incredible two months on the run. PETA President Ingrid Newkirk stated in a statement, “Everyone who rooted for this bull should help save another by going vegan.”
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