1,500-pound bull roaming free on Long Island – CBS New York
MASTIC, NY (CBSNewYork) – A bull is free on Long Island Tuesday.
Suffolk County Police said the 1,500-pound animal climbed over a fence and escaped from a farm on Barnes Road in Manorville.
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As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reports, animal rights activists say the bull was facing imminent death due to the Eid holiday.
“Mom, there’s a cow outside!” Credit: Adrian Quinones. A wild bull is roaming free in the Mastic region after escaping from a slaughterhouse. Animal rights activists are looking for him – say he faced imminent death following the Eid holiday today. @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/qOWthDMgL2
– Carolyn Gusoff (@GusoffTV) July 20, 2021
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Calls started coming in around 8:20 a.m. from people who spotted the bull in Mastic and Shirley.
Sunrise Highway was closed at Exit 58 for a while but has since reopened.
Anyone who sees the animal is urged to exercise caution and call 911.
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