This is the moment a runaway cow was returned home in a front loader truck sparking fury among animal rights activists.
The incident took place in the area of Villa Lugano in the eastern Argentine capital Buenos Aires when two cows escaped from a lorry that crashed while taking them to market.
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One was immediately caught while the other cow managed to flee along the motorway, as seen in the footage.
According to local media, the cow was caught and taken to a nearby police station where it was tied to a tree before being transported home in the mechanical arm of a front loader.
In the clip, the helpless cow is seen unable to move as its head bobs perilously close to the tarmac, and at one point its nose appears to scrape along the ground.
The outraged cameraperson passes the accompanying police car, screaming to the officers inside: “It is not legal what you are doing, this is not legal!”
According to local media, animal rights activist Margarita Charriere claimed that the police are guilty of animal abuse by transferring it in the front loader.
Meanwhile, one activist, identified as Emiliano, has filed a complaint again the officer who supervised the cow’s transfer, according to reports.
It is unclear whether an investigation has been opened.
The police reportedly said that they had not alternative of moving the cow and that it was not injured during the journey.