Billboard Honors Escaped Cows: ‘Remember the Pico Rivera 41'

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A billboard has gone up successful Pico Rivera to telephone attraction to the caller slaughterhouse flight of 41 cows that ended with 38 of the animals captured and killed for meat, 1 fatally changeable by a sheriff's lawman and 2 donated to a sanctuary.

Messages to "Remember The Pico Rivera 41" and "Save Animals" are displayed prominently connected the billboard, which is located connected the country of Beverly Boulevard and Di Maria Road, adjacent the Manning Beef facility.

"These cows and animals similar them privation to unrecorded similar we do. The transportation needs to beryllium made that it is not 'what' radical are eating, it is 'who' they are eating," said Ellen Dent, co-founder of Animal Alliance Network, the nonprofit enactment that came up with the thought and secured the billboard.

"After personally visiting the slaughterhouse galore times portion advocating for the cows to beryllium saved, I knew that this was a pivotal moment successful time that had the quality to animate important change," Dent said.

Several different carnal payment and vegan organizations besides got involved, including Peace 4 Animals and World Animal News, which helped plan and sponsor the ad.

The billboard features June B. Free, 1 of the surviving cows who escaped the slaughterhouse and present calls Farm Sanctuary home. The different was named Susan. Both names were chosen successful grant of Farm Sanctuary donors.

"Taking enactment to prevention the lives of animals is the astir important happening that we tin bash to make change," said Katie Cleary, laminitis and president of Peace 4 Animals and World Animal News. "This billboard serves arsenic a reminder that animals are sentient beings that should beryllium treated with compassion and respect. With truthful galore delicious plant-based nutrient options present available, determination is simply nary justification for cows, oregon immoderate animals, to beryllium senselessly slaughtered for their meat."

The animals escaped connected June 22 erstwhile an worker mistakenly near a doorway open. They stampeded done residential streets, causing immoderate spot damage. One cattle was killed by a sheriff's lawman aft charging astatine a family, and one was recovered 2 days aboriginal successful South El Monte, astir 5 miles away, and donated to Farm Sanctuary successful Acton acknowledgment to the efforts of famed songwriter Diane Warren and the radical Animal Alliance Network.

"Seeing these cows escaping their horrible destiny broke my heart," Warren said then. "They knew what awaited them. These are smart, empathetic, beauteous souls."

Eight days aft the archetypal escape, the past of the cows was spotted moving nether the Pomona (60) Freeway successful South El Monte. She was captured aboriginal successful the time successful La Puente and besides donated to Farm Sanctuary.

Farm Sanctuary typical Meredith Turner-Smith told City News Service connected Wednesday that some animals are doing good successful their caller homes.

"They are settling successful good arsenic they spell done a regular 30-day quarantine play to guarantee that they are healthy. Afterwards, they'll articulation our main cattle herd successful Acton wherever they'll beryllium capable to signifier bonds with our different rescued cattle residents," she said.

"Susan continues to retrieve from an acute wounded and June is inactive lasting defender implicit her. They support an oculus connected our staff, but are nary longer displaying the fear-based response, emblematic of animals rescued from the trauma of the carnal agriculture industry, of stomping hooves oregon throwing ungraded down them," Turner-Smith said. "They are eating a batch of nutrient and drinking tons of water. Like each animals, June and Susan wanted to unrecorded — and they fought hard for that right. Now, alternatively of waking up to the sounds and smells of a slaughterhouse, they'll lone cognize the bid and state of sanctuary."

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