Breaking! A Goat, Calf & Lamb Are Rescued After Escaping From A Couple Of The More Than 80 Slaughterhouses In NYC

Photos from NYACC and Farm Sanctuary

It has been an usually busy month so far in New York for animal rescue organizations and police, as farm animals have been escaping from slaughterhouses.

Fortunately, combined efforts have resulted in saving numerous lives, including a calf, a goat, and a lamb in the past 10 days.

“What a day. First a cow, now a goat,” New York City Animal Care Center (NYCACC) shared on its Facebook page last night, further expressing gratitude to animal sanctuaries, Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Farm Sanctuary, where the wayward animals were rehomed.

“A group of NYC construction workers got a surprise today when this unexpected visitor wandered onto their site, which is in front of a slaughter facility,” stated a post on the Farm Sanctuary Facebook page during the rescue. “They were able to coax the goat, now named Alondra, into an office and call local police.”

According to Farm Sanctuary, Alondra, who is now residing at its shelter in Watkins Glen, had paint marks and glue on her, which the organization calls “telltale signs of her coming out of a slaughter facility or live market.”

In an earlier post on the NYCACC Facebook page yesterday, the nonprofit organization shared that a terrified male calf, estimated to be less than one year old, was found near Major Deegan Expressway near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

“Just another day helping all kinds of NYC animals,” the NYACC shared in another post.” This adorable calf, named Major Deegan, was causing a bit of traffic trouble on the expressway, so NYPD took him to the only organization who takes them all, NYACC! “

Major Deegan was subsequently transferred to Skylands Animal Sanctuary And Rescue. Earlier this month, the sanctuary also welcomed a young lamb rescued from slaughter, Little Palmer, who was saved after running down the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn.

While WAN is pleased to share these heartwarming rescues, they should also serve as a reminder of the horrors associated with factory farms and slaughterhouses.

“There are over 80 neighborhood storefront slaughterhouses right here across every NYC borough. Escapes are inevitable for terrified animals living in these horrific facilities, and it’s easy to root for the single inspiring animal on the run while turning a blind eye to the hundreds of thousands of animals left behind closed doors. But we have to address the glaring broader issues at stake; animal cruelty and public health,” Voters for Animal Rights noted in a post on its Facebook page. “We are working with city and state elected officials to end the proliferation of storefront slaughterhouses and make our neighborhoods safer, healthier, and more compassionate for all New Yorkers.”

We are hoping that these rescues among others like them encourage more people to choose compassion on their plates and forego eating meat for a plant-based lifestyle.

You can help all animals and our planet by choosing compassion on your plate and in your glass. #GoVeg

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