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Cows make a break for freedom after slaughterhouse truck overturns

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Police say 12 cows being driven to
the slaughterhouse made a break for freedom when the truck that was
transporting them overturned in west Michigan.
Police say the bovine escapees hoofed it over highway
guardrails, forced traffic detours and caused at least one
accident.
The 42-year-old truck driver suffered minor injuries in the
accident in Kent County about 4 a.m. Wednesday.
All but five of the fugitive cattle had been rounded up by
Thursday morning.
The animals from a farm in Farwell, Mich., had been destined to
end their days at a slaughterhouse in Milwaukee, Wis.
Michigan State Police Trooper Joe Young said when all the
animals are captured they will be euthanized.
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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press,
http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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