Kayli became a cause célèbre here after she bolted from Madina Live Poultry on Fourth Street in Upper Darby where she was bound for the dinner table.
Animal activist Marianne Bessey offered to buy her, but there was a state law prohibiting that. The regulations said once in a slaughterhouse, no animal leaves except in a package.
Kayli was given a pardon, of sorts, after the Council on American Islamic Relations in Center City, national and local animal advocates, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and the governor's office intervened.
She left the slaughterhouse under her own power and spent two weeks in quarantine at an animal clinic in Bucks County, where she acquired her purple halter.
The vet there said she was good to go, and today she did, arriving content at her new pastoral setting unscathed.
Photos show Kayli leaving the carrier, running in her new pasture, and happily agreeing to meet new bovine friends in the field next door.
"I see love, or at least licks, in that gal's future. And she's already got a date," said one animal lover who viewed the photos.
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