This is the perfect metaphor for something, but I don’t know what.
A raging bull made a desperate break for freedom from a Queens slaughterhouse — but later died after getting into a beef with cops who shot him up with a dozen tranquilizer darts.
The black bovine barreled down Archer Ave. and Sutphin Blvd. after escaping from Slaughterhouse 8 on Beaver Road in Jamaica about 10:30 a.m.
The beast dodged traffic and pedestrians on Liberty Ave. and 150th St.
“It almost hit me,” said Robert Bonaccolta, 47, who saw the bull as he drove through Jamaica.
“I didn’t know what was going on,” one startled woman said. “At first I thought it was a person. Then my son calls me from his job in Manhattan and says, ‘Mom, I think there’s a cow loose in Queens.’ I said, ‘Yes! It’s in my backyard.’”
“I told my other son, ‘Get away from the windows!’ ” she said.
Cops put the animal in a horse unit truck and brought it to a city Animal Care and Control facility, but the bull died en route, officials said.
“Once the bull arrived at the care center ACC medical staff confirmed the death and the animal was released back into the custody of NYPD,” ACC spokeswoman Katy Hanson said.
The police took the bull to a Long Island crematorium, officials said. Slaughterhouse 8 did not comment after the incident.
It was his fate to be cremated, but it would have been better if he was roasted on a bunch on BBQ grills.
Oh, well. He is safe in the arms of Harambe now.
This is an open thread.