Animal rights activists hold solemn vigil for bull that died after its escape from Queens slaughterhouse

Animal rights activists hold solemn vigil for bull that died after its escape from Queens slaughterhouse
The city has already erected a memorial to the noble creature. (Image: photo.ua/Shutterstock)

No bull.

A somber candlelight vigil was held Wednesday evening in Queens for the ill-fated bull who died after escaping a slaughterhouse a day earlier.

The bovine’s brief brush with freedom in Jamaica inspired dozens of animal rights activists to line the sidewalk outside the Aziz Slaughterhouse with signs.

“I felt so connected to him, I felt like I was watching my own brother or someone I loved running for their life and it was heartbreaking,” said organizer Heather Greenhouse.

Police struggled for hours to corral the creature on Tuesday, eventually hitting it with multiple tranquilizer darts. But after being loaded into a trailer, it died en route to the Center for Animal Care and Control in Brooklyn.

“When I saw that he ultimately died from the NYPD, I was sad beyond description,” said Bobby McCullough.

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