The daring cow that was captured by police after breaking free from a New York City slaughterhouse has been rescued by an animal sanctuary and renamed after rock legend Freddie Mercury.

A video showed the brown and white cow hoofing it past shops and restaurants on Thursday afternoon. He was eventually captured and returned to his home at Archer Halal Live Poultry and Meat Market.

The video of his brief escape quickly circulated on social media, bringing the case to the attention of animal rights advocate Mike Stura.

As the founder of Skylands Animal Sanctuary, Stura is a cow lover who couldn’t stand to see another one bite the dust. Read more…

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Cow that escaped slaughterhouse has been rescued, renamed Freddie Mercury