Doorbell video captures escaped bull wandering the street
A bull headed to a slaughterhouse in Moriches escaped this morning and is at large in Suffolk County, members of a rescue team told News 12.
Video from a doorbell camera captured the bull roaming a street in Mastic this morning – much to the shock and surprise of the children who saw it.
Police said the initial call for the loose bull arrived at 8:23 a.m. from Montgomery Avenue in Mastic.
Lisa Jaeger, of Jaeger’s Run Animal Rescue, says the beast escaped from a facility on Barnes Road.
“I think he’s probably exhausted and thirsty and he’s going to go to a water source,” Jaeger explains.
No one in the facility would speak to News 12.
Dozens of cars were outside the facility. Shamol Haque says he and his family were waiting to enter the facility to perform a sacrifice as part of a Muslim holiday.
John DiLeonardo is a member of Long Island Orchestrating for Nature. DiLeonardo says he thinks the bull was literally running for his life.
“He was to be slaughtered for animal sacrifice today, but the animals are not for us to exploit,” said DiLeonardo.
DiLeonardo says the hope is for the bull to be captured safely. He says arrangements have already been made for the bull to live out its days at a New Jersey sanctuary.
Video courtesy of Adrian Quinones.