A cow staring death in the face successfully escaped the shackles of oppression and is now living independently on an island.
The animal spends its days now fending anyone who comes near after pulling off the miraculous escape from its journey to the slaughterhouse.
It fled last month after refusing to get into a lorry to be mercilessly killed to be sold on as meat, ramming down a metal fence and hauling ass through nearby Lake Nysa in south Poland.
The cow set up camp on one of the islands. Owner Mr Lukasz attempted to get the cow back but gave up, choosing instead to make sure it gets enough food to stay alive.
A firecrew used a boat to reach the island, only for the cow to swim 50 metres to a neighbouring peninsula. Pawel Gotowski, deputy commander of the fire brigade in Nysa, said the animal is healthy.
Politican and ex singer Pawel Kukiz said in a Facebook post he would offer money to fund the ‘hero cow’ being saved from death.
He wrote (translated):
Yesterday, I posted an entry for a cow-hero who took off from transport to the slaughterhouse and has been moving around lake nyskiego for three weeks.
She fled heroically and swam to an island in the middle of the lake where she remains until today. She didn’t give up on firemen who wanted to transport her by boat, and she’s still on the battlefield. I believe that Mr. Luke-owner of the cow has been delivering food for the animal to the island for three weeks.
I’m not a vegetarian, but fortitude and the will to fight for this cow’s life is not to be of [sic]. Therefore, I decided to do everything to (first) cause the cow to be delivered to a safe place and in the second stage, in reward for her attitude, give her a guarantee of expectancy retirement and natural death.
Prior to the fact that, once the cow has been bought and sponsorship guarantees, it will not take place in opole. Unfortunately, despite the good will of the zoo, this option is not possible because the opole zoo belongs to the so-called. ” approved units ” among EU countries and can only be exchanged with other ” approved ” animals, but for example. He can’t take a stork that doesn’t fly to warm countries or lose money.
My God, what an inspiration. Not just to other cows, but to us all.