Owner of cow on highway says its death was unnecessary
A loose cow on Farrington Highway that was shot dead by police did not have to die, its owner insisted Thursday. But “some yahoo” — apparently a bystander — spooked the animal, said Bud Gibson, owner of Rocker G Livestock Ranch near Makakilo. Gibson said his ranch hands had cut open the fence to allow the cow to go back into the pasture. “If you leave them alone, they’ll go back in,” he said by telephone. “Then this guy comes up and messes the whole thing up.”