12-Time Oscar Nominee Diane Warren Working To Save The Last Of LA’s Runaway Cows

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The story that has dominated Los Angeles’ social media over the past two days may have a bit of a happy ending.

According to reports, herd of about 40 cows escaped a Pico Rivera-area slaughterhouse Tuesday night. Video of cows roaming the neighborhood — and police cars giving chase — delighted many who rooted for the animals on social media.

The cows reportedly escaped from the Manning Beef facility on Beverly Blvd. after a gate was left open.

Officials said one of the cows was shot by deputies when it threatened a family on the street. Most of the herd was rounded up Tuesday night. But one remained at large.

That lone bovine was spotted about 4:15 a.m. Thursday in the Whittier Narrows area of South El Monte. It was soon captured, as well.

Enter Grammy and Emmy winner and 12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren.

“The City Council gave me to direction to facilitate a dialog with the owner to release this last cow,” said Pico Rivera City Manager Steven Carmona at a Thursday news conference. “The city has been working with Grammy Award [winning] songwriter Diane Warren to find a facility to accept the animal and let it live out its entire life at this facility.”

He then identified the facility as Farm Sanctuary in the city of Acton.

Carmona said there were a number of sanctuaries willing to accept the other cows, and that the city is also working with Manning Beef on those.

Warren often posts about animals in need on Twitter; in fact, her account photo is a portrait of a cat.

After news of her good deed got out, Warren tweeted, “I had to do something.”

She had previously tweeted about the cows’ plight, “This breaks my f***ing heart. These poor babies escaping for their lives. They know their fate. How cruel human beings are.” And, “I wish every slaughterhouse would burn to the ground.”

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2021/06/diane-warren-los-angeles-cows-1234781150/