Animal rights group puts up ads honoring slaughtered cow
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (AP) — An animal rights organization is putting up advertisements in Connecticut to remember a calf that was slaughtered in public.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are running the ads on buses in Hartford for the next four weeks to honor a calf killed behind a Home Depot in Bloomfield.
On July 13, a calf escaped the Saba Live Poultry butcher shop in Bloomfield and workers chased the animal to the back of hardware store parking lot where a worker slit the animal’s throat. The halal method of killing an animal includes the cutting the throat.
The incident sparked outrage and racists comments online against the halal butcher shop.
The worker who killed the animal is expected to appear in court on charges related to animal cruelty.