MEDIA RELEASE: Activists Urge Texas Sheriff to Save Liberty the Free-Living Cow and her Baby
Lisa Levinson firstname.lastname@example.org 215-620-2130
Renee King-Sonnen email@example.com 281-684-9101
GEORGETOWN, Texas (October 9, 2017) – Two animal protection organizations are calling on a Texas Sheriff to grant mercy to a free-roaming cow and her calf. The Williamson County Sheriff’s office plans to round up ‘Liberty’ and her calf today, Monday, October 9, and sell them at auction for meat. In Defense of Animals and Rowdy Girl Sanctuary are offering a permanent home for the cows and payment for transport costs. Citizens are urged to call the Sheriff’s Department to save Liberty and her calf.
In Defense of Animals President, Marilyn Kroplick M.D. called on Sheriff Robert Chody to spare the free-living cows. “Liberty and her calf have a shot at a lifetime of happiness instead of a bloody end, and we urge Sheriff Robert Chody to accept that offer. Please call, tweet or send a post to Sheriff Chody and urge him to let the cows live out their lives at Rowdy Girl Sanctuary. We need everyone to speak up now to save Liberty and her baby.”
Georgetown resident Tammy Jones called In Defense of Animals’ support line to share concerns about the cow and calf she witnessed wandering a neighborhood under development for several months. Jones asked In Defense of Animals support line counselors to help rescue the cows and spare them from slaughter, and also reached out to Rowdy Girl Sanctuary to provide a forever home for the momma cow and her baby. When Jones contacted local law enforcement, its answer was to round the family up for slaughter.
Sheriff Robert Chody, (512) 943-1300
www.twitter.com/sheriffchody @SheriffChody #SaveLiberty
For more information, please visit www.idausa.org and www.rowdygirlsanctuary.org
To contact the In Defense of Animals support line, call (800) 705-0425 or visit www.idausa.org/activistsupport
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Renee, can you please make a correction in the verbiage under Georgetown, Oct. 9th news because it’s incorrect? It says, “When Jones contacted local law enforcement, its answer was to round the family up for slaughter.” I was never told they’d be sent for slaughter, but to auction. When the CBS news guy came out to interview me, he said, the sheriff had tweeted that slaughter hadn’t been mentioned either. I just want the information to be correct. Thanks so much!