This year, Mullein & Sparrow is celebrating our own version of the '12 Days' by adopting a cutie-pie from the Farm Sanctuary each day as a way to give back this season. For Day 9, meet Frank, the free-spirited steer who is the master of his destiny and captain of his soul.
While Farm Sanctuary met Frank on April Fool’s Day, his story is no joke. Named after Alcatraz escapee Frank Lee Morris, Frank bull made a daring escape of his own, attracting national attention while demonstrating that cattle – and all farm animals – have an innate will to live free from harm. Frank was being transported to a live market in Queens, NY, where individuals can select live animals they’d like to bring home as meat. Frank, however, had other plans, and fled from the transport truck in search of greener pastures. Frank raced to nearby York College, seeking solace in its grassy fields, yet his tenure there was short-lived. After being rounded up by local authorities and taken to Animal Care & Control, the indomitable bull won the nation’s support and plans were made for a peaceful retirement at Farm Sanctuary's Watkins Glen shelter. When friends Tracey and Jon Stewart picked him up and escorted him to sanctuary, Frank was finally free to live the life he had always dreamed of: safe, happy, and henceforth regarded as someone, not something.
Watch his journey in this short clip narrated by Jon Stewart and let Frank inspire you to steer your own ship!
Interested in adopting your own? You could earn a $20 gift card to Mullein & Sparrow for doing so. Find out how here.