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Cattle call: Heifers escape from St. Louis slaughterhouse

Cattle call: Heifers escape from St. Louis slaughterhouse

News 4 reported that a herd of cattle escaped from star packing company, located in the 3800 block of Cote Brilliante.

According to KTVI, police blocked off streets as they worked to capture the cattle near the intersection of 15th and Destrehan.

UPDATE 6:07 p.m.: The livestream is back up! "They're just running for their life", said the director, Susie Coston.

New York-based Farm Sanctuary and an animal-rescue organization in New Jersey are offering to take in the renegade bovines, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Three other three cattle are at Branch 21st. Comedian Jon Stewart and his wife rescued a bull named Frank that escaped from a Queens slaughterhouse past year and turned it over to the sanctuary.

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"If anyone wants to buy them", he told the Post-Dispatch, "that's fine".

That's prompted a local vegetarian to launch an online fundraising push to buy the animals' freedom.

In this Thursday, March 30, 2017 photo, St. Louis police attempt to round up a heifer who escaped from a slaughterhouse in St. Louis.

Brewer said he saw the story about the loose cattle on social media and he wanted to help get the cattle to an animal sanctuary.

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