Talk about ‘raging bull’.
A bull that was supposed to be sacrificed as part of the Muslim celebration Eid al-Adha escaped, attacked everyone in attendance, and is still unaccounted for Wednesday morning, officials said.
According to CBS News, the bull rampaged through a halal slaughterhouse’s farm fence in the town of Manorville in Long Island, New York, at around 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday.
As part of the Muslim holiday, the sacrifice of livestock is customary.
“It just started chasing everybody,” Tasbir Ahammed of East New York said after witnessing the bull escape.
People were injured trying to run from the charging bull, Ahammed added.
When found, the bull on the lam will be tranquilized and given to an animal sanctuary in New Jersey, sparing its life. Thanks to animal activists who sealed a deal with the owner.
In a statement, JohnDiLeonardo, president of Long Island Orchestrating for Nature, said, “He is terrified. He is running for life right now, just like you or I would if someone was trying to murder us.”
SCPD officers responded to 911 calls reporting a bull running loose on Montgomery Avenue in Mastic at approximately 8:20 a.m.— Suffolk County PD (@SCPDHq) July 20, 2021
The bull is still loose, and all sightings should be reported to 911. pic.twitter.com/gLc1fj96Ka
In the meantime, police officers advise nearby residents to stay indoors and urged everyone not to come near the animal or shoot it.
Police officers urge residents in the area to stay inside, and anyone who sees the animal is urged not to approach it or shoot at it.