A pregnant cow has escaped from a livestock truck en route to a slaughterhouse in New Jersey in order to give birth.
Saturday marked the birth of Winter, according to Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue in Wantage, New Jersey. The weight of Winter was not given.
Winter was described as magnificent by the founder of Skylands Animal Sanctuary, Mike Stura. “She arrived in safety. It’s a good thing.”
Winter’s mother, later called Brianna, escaped a cattle vehicle on Route 80 en route to the slaughterhouse at 2:40 a.m. on Thursday. Brianna was then pursued by police along Route 80.
Brianna, according to Paterson Police Director Jerry Speziale, kicked the cattle trailer’s door wide open.
She subsequently ran onto the roadway. After Brianna was captured, she was taken in by the animal sanctuary.
When she escaped from the truck, she was less than 10 minutes away from the slaughterhouse, the shelter reported on its FB page.
They are both secure and now reside at the refuge.
This past week, Winter’s calf made its first steps. This event, along with her birth and arrival, was captured on camera and uploaded to Skyland’s social networks, where you can view the new mother and daughter.