Two black steers brought noon-hour traffic to a standstill yesterday on the Trans-Canada Highway in Saanich, B.C., after they escaped the trailer that was driving them to the slaughterhouse.
“The cows have been leading us on a wild chase here,” Constable Mark Haggan of Westshore RCMP traffic services told CBC News.
Farmer Doug Alberg was driving five head of cattle to the slaughterhouse in Duncan, B.C, when a pin that was securing his trailer’s gate came loose, allowing the two cows to make a run for it.
“Somebody honked when they were alongside me and I looked in the mirror and I see — there are cows on the road,” Alberg said.
Police officers, firefighters and conservation officers were called to the scene, where theyRead More »from Runaway cows stop traffic on Trans-Canada Highway in Saanich, B.C.