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September 3, 2021
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Parish of Saint Bernard, Louisiana. – Following a viral video of a cow rescued from a tree during Hurricane Ida, PETA today sent a letter to Louis Pomes, head of road management for the parish of Saint Bernard, in which he thanked him for saving and urged to let the cow – and her calf – live in a respected reserve.
“After the stress of being stuck between branches, this cow was rescued from the hurricane and reunited with her family,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is now asking to make her rescue forever by granting her a peaceful retirement.”
PETA, whose motto is in part that “the animals are not ours to eat or otherwise abuse” and which opposes arrogance, a worldview based on human superiority, offered to help find suitable housing for two cows.
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This is followed by a letter from PETA to Hybrid.
September 3, 2021
Head of the Road Yard Department
Government complex of the parish of Saint Bernard
Dear Mr. Pomes:
I am writing on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and our over 9 million members and supporters around the world, including many across Louisiana, to thank you and your colleagues for helping save a stuck cow. into a tree during severe flooding from Hurricane Ida. This animal has gone through a lot of stress and trauma and we are so glad she is finally safe and reunited with her calf. Could you send them both to a safe and permanent home at a farm animal shelter so they can live the rest of their lives in peace? I would be happy to arrange transportation and accommodation in a reputable nature reserve. It would be a victory for the parish, the cow and her calf, and the public would welcome it.
We hear from parishioners, supporters and residents who sincerely care about this cow and do not want her to retire forever. Like all animals, cows don’t want to be separated from their friends and families, and they don’t want to be killed. Cows are smart, gentle individuals. They feel pain, fear, joy and love, just like the dogs and cats with whom we live in our homes and ourselves. Studies have shown that cows make friends and even get angry. They can learn to operate a lever to get food, they have a good memory and can recognize over 100 individual animals. However, they suffer and die unnecessarily every day, although vegan alternatives to their meat and milk are plentiful.
This cow has captured the hearts of people everywhere, and they cheer for her and plead for her safety. Please let us help you find a safe haven for her and her baby. Thank you for your attention to this important issue. Looking forward to your reply.