NEW YORK, U.S.A., May 14, 2004: When a lonely steer wandered into Judy Borsellino's Triangle Towing Service establishment, his good fortune began. Having escaped from the slaughterhouse across the street, the young 8-9 month old steer found refuge at the towing service where the mechanics built him a pen and tended to his needs. Judy Borsellino calls herself a semi-vegetarian in that she does not eat beef. After paying for the steer, Judy's towing service took the young animal to a Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Executive director of the Farm Sanctuary, Lorri Bauston says, "When Liberty ( the young steer's new name) arrived, the other cows were giving him kisses and rubbing up against him." The article adds, "Lorri Bauston's nonprofit group encourages the humane treatment of farm animals. It has about 1,000 animals at its shelters in Watkins Glen and Orland, Calif., including cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, turkeys, chickens and rabbits." A few similar incidents have been reported over the last couple of years in which animals destined for slaughter have escaped and been rescued by the local community, vegetarian or not.