(originally posted on LII)
Carol Friedman clearly had some hostility towards the local yeshiva. I am pretty sure slaughtering a cow was not the way to try to improve relations with her and othe neighbors...
See the video: here
I have slaughtered plenty of stuff in backyards, but never a cow. the largest animal I shechted in a backyard (really it was a porch) was a sheep. But I must say - the fact that it is in a backyard does not make it cruel...
The best part of the video is when she says, "That's too big to be a dog"
Neighbor Carol Friedman saw adults and teens from the school lead the cow from a brown van into the backyard shortly after 5 p.m. She did not see what happened in the yard, but another neighbor told her that the animal was tied to a tree and slaughtered with knives
"It's the most horrendous, barbaric thing I have ever heard of," she said. "I can't believe they would slaughter a cow in a backyard in a residential neighborhood."
DB: I googled the addresss supplied by the article, and found a "street view." Click here and drag the little yellow man on to the road. It appears this yeshiva is located in the middle of farm country.
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