News

Escaped Brooklyn Bull Rescued by NJ Sanctuary

A terrified bull became an internet sensation this week after escaping a slaughterhouse and roaming Prospect Park before finding safety at Skylands Animal Sanctuary.

A bull escaped a slaughterhouse in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY this week, causing Twitter users to tweet “#BrooklynBull.” The animal—dubbed the “Brooklyn Bull”—was spotted traipsing Prospect Park around on Tuesday morning and led police on a chase around the park, gathering a crowd of onlookers both online and off, before he was tranquilized on a soccer field. Concerned Facebook users quickly notified New Jersey-based Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue. “I’m trying,” the sanctuary’s social media moderator responded. “I’m on my way.” The terrified animal—now named "Shankar," which signifies "the one who brings about happiness or prosperity" in Sanskrit—was quickly transported by trailer to the sanctuary where he will remain, safe from slaughter. Last year, Skylands Animal Sanctuary owner Mike Stura rescued Freddie—another runaway bull from a slaughterhouse in Queens—who continues to be a resident at Stura’s sanctuary.

More News

Vegan Just Egg Expands to Washington DC

Food technology startup JUST expands its vegan mung bean-based scrambled egg replacer to Equinox, the second restaurant to offer the innovative product in the United States.
Read More »

Cultured Koji Dog Food Has More Protein Than Steak

An independent study found that new clean-meat startup Wild Earth's fungus-based companion animal foods contain 45 percent protein by weight—compared to only 24 percent found in steak.
Read More »

Vegan Narwhal Ice Cream Debuts for Summer

Ottawa ice cream shop Little Jo Berry's honors the "unicorn of the sea" with a blue-hued, horned, and totally vegan frozen treat.
Read More »

New Vegan Grocery Store Opens in North Carolina

In addition to a variety of grocery items, Wilmington's new store UpBeet Market features a vegan jerky tower, beer-filling station, and a variety of dairy-free cheeses.
Read More »

800 Sets of Vegan Frosting Sell in 10 Minutes on QVC

Home-shoppers snatch up Dollop Gourmet's vegan frostings made by Cupcake Wars winner and author Heather Saffer.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »