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We have a devastating story to share out of Michigan today. The Washtenaw County Police Department were recently out searching for two cows that escaped from a farm. Dan McKernan, the Executive Director of Barn Sanctuary, a non-profit farm animal sanctuary, immediately went to the scene with a trailer to humanely rescue the cows. Instead of allowing Dan to compassionately bring the cows to the sanctuary, a horrific situation unfolded.

To document what was happening, Dan started a Facebook Live video and shared how first he was trying to find out where the cows were. He heard gunshots but didn’t know where they were coming from. He saw an empty police car, but no police officer. There was also a helicopter hovering above the scene. Growing frustrated and only wanting to help, Dan learned the heartbreaking truth: the police had already KILLED one cow – which was also skinned, although it is unclear if that was the police’s action or not – leaving the animal’s carcass in the woods.

The second cow was still being hunted and Dan was told to leave by police, despite being able to transport and provide shelter for the innocent cow. In a second Facebook Live video, Dan finds the butchered cow’s body and is understandably upset to learn that instead of trying to help the cows, the police department took out their guns and went hunting. To watch the footage, you can click here, but we must warn you, it’s extremely graphic.

Police warned residents to use caution if they saw the cows, stating that cows can be “aggressive,” which paints them to be a threat … perhaps a half-baked justification for their brutal murder of these innocent animals.

Cows are extremely intelligent and emotional animals. Studies have shown that when cows are with their best friends, their stress levels decrease and when separated from them, their stress levels increase. But sadly, because cows and other farm animals are typically considered “food,” they are treated like commodities rather than individuals.

If you are as outraged as we are at this misuse of police force, please send polite comments to the Washtenaw County Police Department and encourage your friends to do the same. Many animal lovers have voiced their outrage towards the police department in the comments on Dan’s videos and it’s important to always speak up when we see blatant animal abuse.

Barn Sanctuary works tirelessly to make the world a better place for all. To learn more about the work they do on behalf of farm animals, click here.

Image Source: jvalley678/Pixabay

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106 comments on “What Is Wrong With the World? Rather Than Help Rescue Lost Cows, Police Brutally Hunt the Animals”

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Simon Simons
9 Months Ago

'police' by which you mean FAT, overpayed, MURDERING, gun toting, small balled, uniformed BULLIES! cops are the SCUM of the earth.

Ruth Ludgater
9 Months Ago

These animal abusing cops are NOT fit to serve and should be sacked. They are mentally unstable.

Fliss Anne
9 Months Ago

Just plain disgusting

Johnnie Aloha
9 Months Ago

Fuck the police. Only trouble follows the cops. I never call them and never will.

Laurie Maxymillian
9 Months Ago

This kind of thing is what gives cops a bad name!!! Cows are not aggressive, why would you feel the need to kill them?? These cops need to be fired, then charged with animal cruelty!! Cops in prison don't last very long!!

Michie White
9 Months Ago

Disgusting POS. These people do not resemble humans nor cops

Lynne de Haas
9 Months Ago

Most people don't give a damn about animals. They care only for their tastebuds and wallet

Karr Ash
9 Months Ago

And they wonder why half the population dislikes cops and finds them threatening.

Helen Walker
9 Months Ago

It's nice they saved

Matthew Tabone
9 Months Ago

They should be brought to justice


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