cow has been living alone on an island, attacking anyone who comes
near, after staging a miraculous escape on its way to a slaughterhouse.
animal made its bid for safety last month after it refused to
get into a lorry taking it to be killed for meat. Instead it
rammed a metal fence before making a dash for the nearby Lake Nysa,
the cow’s owner, known only as Mr Lukasz, attempted to get it
back to the farm, the cow broke one of his worker’s arms,
according to Polish news showWiadomosci.
then entered the water and swam to one of the islands in the middle
of the lake. Mr Lukasz said he even saw it dive underwater
on its way.
a week of trying and failing to get the cow back, Mr Lukasz gave up
and began making sure it was fed enough food to stay alive
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firefighters used a boat to get to the island, the cow swam about 50
metres to a neighbouring peninsula. Pawel Gotowski, deputy commander
of the fire brigade in Nysa, said the animal was frightened but
vet called in to tranquillise the animal told Mr Lukasz he had run
out of gas cartridges, and that it would take several days to get
the farmer considering having it shot dead, a political leader
in the town of Nysa, Czeslaw Bilobran, has reportedly said
the cow will live out its life in peace.
and former singer, Pawel Kukiz, raised the animal's plight on
Wednesday in aFacebook
postin which he offered to pay for the
“hero cow” to be saved from death.
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escaped heroically and infiltrated the island in the middle of the
lake, where it remains today,” Mr Kukiz said, according to Polish
“She did not succumb to firefighters who wanted to transport her by
boat and she was still on the battlefield.
am not a vegetarian, but fortitude and the will to fight for this
cow's life is invaluable. Therefore, I decided to do everything to
cause the cow to be delivered to a safe place and in the second
stage, as a reward for her attitude, give her a guarantee of a
long-term retirement and natural death.”