Cow escapes death sentence

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Penka the Bulgarian cow escapes death sentence after international outcry. Reuters

SOFIA1 (Reuters) – Bulgaria agreed on Tuesday to spare the life of Penka the cow after plans to kill her for crossing European Union borders without paperwork triggered an international outcry. Penka wandered away from her herd near the Bulgarian village of Mazarachevo last month and walked out of the bloc into neighbouring Serbia. Penka’s plight prompted protests on social media, particularly in Britain where eurosceptic campaigners and publications held her up as a victim of Brussels bureaucracy.

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