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Emily the Sacred Cow.

Emily, Cow Activist, Gets A Statue

The Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Massachusetts, is one of those places with an impressive Mission Statement: "Dedicated to creating innovative models for society that empower individuals on the paths of nonviolence, peacemaking, and cruelty-free living." Now, aside from statues of Gandhi and Mother Teresa, the Abbey has one of Emily the Cow. Emily found a home at the Abbey after escaping from a slaughterhouse in November 1995. She became a kind of bovine celebrity, employed to promote vegetarianism, until she died (of cancer) in the winter of 2004. Now a life-size bronze statue -- dedicated on Earth Day -- stands over her grave, her alert gaze perhaps on the lookout for hungry-eyed visitors with barbecue sauce stains. 2 N Main St., Sherborn.

[05/08/2005]

Abbey Road

Address:
2 N. Main St., Sherborn, MA
Directions:
Abbey Road. In town, on the east side of MA-27/Main St., just north of its intersection with MA-16/Washington St. Set back from the road, behind a statue of Gandhi.
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