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Steer Chooses 5-Lane Traffic Over Slaughter

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Posted August 11, 2011 by peta2 staff

Did your hamburger have a face?

After watching his fellow cows get shot in the head with a captive-bolt gun and dismembered, a terrified steer made a run for his life. The steer crashed through an unlocked door at a Michigan slaughterhouse and darted across five lanes of traffic, leading Union Township police on a mile-long chase. But his desperate bid for freedom was in vain. Police finally cornered the exhausted animal, shot him, and hauled his body back to the slaughterhouse with a tow truck.

The steer had been purchased at the county fair, making it likely that he was some child’s 4-H project. One can only imagine his fear and bewilderment at being torn away and sent to a strange, noisy place that smelled of blood and death. What a lesson in betrayal: This steer may have grew up being groomed, fed, cared for, and made to feel safe, and then suddenly his life was cut short?sold off to the highest bidder.

As this steer proves, animals raised for food don’t want to die—given half a chance, they will fight for their lives until the very end. Please, don’t eat anyone who would run away from you if he or she could.

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  • 1891 days ago

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    If only they could all run away…

  • 1897 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This disturbs me. I just want peace in the world

  • 1941 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I went back and forth about eating meat…not for the ethics of it…just for my own personal tastes. after reading this article and seeing this picture. I am now completely and forever meat free. It is now incomprehensible to me to ever eat an animal. This article and picture was disturbing and hit home HARD. Thank you, PETA, for finally instilling in me what I already knew deep down. Animals are not ours to eat. They are our neighbors on this earth.

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is why I don’t like 4-H

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this made me cry. so terrible. /: people are fucking sick.

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Poor baby!!!! One day I am going to adopt a cow.

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is so sad!!!!!! R.I.P. little cow!

  • 1944 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    awe thats so sad 🙁

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    🙁

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Okay, not the picture I needed while eating a veggie burger 😉

    • 1944 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      Yeah… not while you’re eating you veggie burger! By the way… What is veggie burger made of?

      • 1940 days ago

        VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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        The new vegan burgers i’ve tried are soya and vegetable extracts.

  • 1945 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My burgers never had a face 🙁 that poor animal, those horrible police

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