PICO RIVERA (CBSLA) – A brand new billboard has gone as much as deliver consideration to the approximately 40 cows which escaped from a Pico Rivera slaughterhouse final month and ran wild by a residential neighborhood.
The billboard, headlined “Keep in mind The Pico Rivera 41” has gone up at Beverly Boulevard and Di Maria Highway, close to Manning Beef.
On the night of June 22, about 40 cows escaped by a gate that had unintentionally been left open by an worker at Manning Beef.
The herd galloped right into a residential neighborhood a couple of mile from the slaughterhouse.
At one level, about 20 to 30 settled right into a cul-de-sac on Calico Avenue, surrounded by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies. The deputies tried to spherical up the livestock, however had been unsuccessful, and the cattle scattered all through the neighborhood.
One cow was shot and killed by deputies after it charged at a household of 4. By early the subsequent morning, 38 of the cows had been rounded up and returned to the slaughterhouse due to some skilled ranchers.
The final remaining cow was found two days later in a South El Monte park, about 5 miles from the meatpacking plant. That cow was moved to an animal sanctuary and its life spared due to a donation from Grammy award-winning songwriter Diane Warren.
The remaining cows that were returned to the plant were slaughtered.
The billboard was funded by a number of animal rights teams, together with Animal Alliance Community, Peace 4 Animals and World Animal Information.
“Taking motion to save lots of the lives of animals is crucial factor that we will do to create change,” stated Katie Cleary, president of Peace 4 Animals and World Animal Information, in an announcement. “This billboard serves as a reminder that animals are sentient beings that needs to be handled with compassion and respect. With so many scrumptious plant-based meals choices now obtainable, there’s merely no justification for cows, or any animals, to be senselessly slaughtered for his or her meat. It must cease, not just for the well being of individuals and animals, however for the way forward for this stunning planet all of us share.”