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Runaway London Calf: Animal Rising Call For Sanctuary And Condemn Police Violence

  • Horrific footage has appeared overnight of police using a car to, twice, ram into a defenceless baby cow that had escaped onto streets in West London [1].

  • Animal Rising is calling for the calf, which the group has named Beau, to be safely rehomed in a sanctuary where they will be able to live out their full life away from the threat of being killed in the animal farming industry. Animal Rising has launched a petition, encouraging the public to join their calls to ensure Beau’s safety [2].

  • Animal Rising has already prepared a sanctuary space for Beau and is ready to transport them to safety as soon as Surrey Police do the right thing.

  • Celebrities, including Chris Packham, have slammed Surrey Police for their violent response [3].

After horrific scenes appeared on social media of Surrey Police deliberately running over an escaped calf in Staines-Upon-Thames yesterday, Animal Rising has made an urgent plea for the public to step up and ensure their safety by rehoming them in a sanctuary. The group has also called for an independent police investigation into the incident, calling it “inexcusable violence.”

Dan Kidby, Animal Rising Co-Founder and Co-Director said:
“The video of police running over Beau not once, but twice, has horrified the nation. There is absolutely no excuse for treating any animal like this and we’re calling for their urgent rehoming in sanctuary. Beau deserves to live out the rest of their life in peace, not end up - yet another - victim of farming animals.
We’re calling on the animal-loving British public to step up and make their voices heard by signing our petition and demanding that the Surrey Police release Beau into capable hands. Like all animals in the farming industry, Beau just wants freedom, safety, and a loving home - we are ready to provide that at a moment’s notice.”

Animal Rising is a social movement to create a new relationship with all beings and give us a chance for a safe ecological future. The group primarily calls for the transition to a secure and sustainable plant-based food system, alongside a mass rewilding programme.


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