My friend’s dad once showed me an old vhs tape filled with outtakes from the running of the bulls. Kinda like those when animals attack videos. Incredible stuff. Scene after scene of some dumbass messing with an animal, and said animal demonstrates its lack of appreciation. Glorious.
I’m not in favor of people getting hurt. I’m not a psycho, but a level playing field isn’t too much to ask for. Think about it. Hunting is considered a sport, but the only party getting any exercise is the animal fleeing the hunter, and don’t think that using a bow and arrow is somehow more sporting. Despite how awesome The Running Man or Surviving the Game are, hunting people isn’t cool either. That said, remember that scene in Crocodile Dundee, or was it Crocodile Dundee 2, when Mr. Dundee pretended to be an armed kangaroo and got revenge on the poachers. Oscar-worthy stuff.
This article has everything – farmer and cow as mortal enemies, a cow fleeing from the slaughterhouse, physical conflict as the cow avoids capture and a satisfying ending when the cow is granted a pardon from the butcher (https://m.sfgate.com/world/article/Poland-hero-cow-slaughterhouse-island-12623448.php) It’s great that this cow managed to escape the slaughterhouse and make it to freedom. Isn’t that a universal instinct though? I do not think that this cow possessed a unique appreciation for living that average cows, or other living creatures, don’t. Rather, it seemed to possess a small glimpse into its future as it made its way to the slaughterhouse and decided the alternative, making a break for it, had no worse outcome than certain death.
Damn, that’s bleak. But would you do any different?